By: Steve Dellar | 11-21-2017 | News
Photo credit: Dallas Police Department

AK-47 Shooting Texas Drug Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years

A Dallas man who shot an AK-47 at undercover officers in 2015 was sentenced for nearly 20 years in federal prison.

Mr Edgar Solorzano, 24-years-old, pleaded guilty in April of this year already to two counts of assault on a federal officer, one count of using a firearm during a violent crime and one count of possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.

On November 19th, 2015, plain-clothes police officers tried to install a tracking device underneath the car of Mr Solorzano when he walked out of a restaurant and spotted them. He at first threatened the two men and then as they ran away, opened his car trunk and got an AK-47 from it which he used to fire several rounds at them.

Mr Solorzano's cousin, 32-year-old Victor Solorzano (who was already under investigation for trafficking methamphetamine) was then called in to come and help as well.

The two cousins lived just across the road from each other on Wilbur Street in west Oak Cliff.

According to the police officers, the Solorzano cousins "riddled their pickup truck with bullets as the officers fled."

During the attack, one of the undercover Arlington officers was shot four times but luckily wasn't seriously injured.

According to the investigation, the cousins fired at least 42 shots during the attack, hitting several other vehicles and a home in the residential street.

When the shooting was over, Mr Edgar Solorzano tried to hide one of the guns used in the attack in a neighbor's yard.

Police officers later found those weapons together with an arsenal of some 16 pistols, four rifles and two shotguns, as well as more than 8 grams of meth in Edgar Solorzano's bedroom.


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