Suspect held in shooting of Texas trooper near US-Mexico border; trooper 'fighting for his life' Stephen Sorace 9 hrs ago © TxDPS - South Texas Region via Twitter Victor Alejandro Godinez A Texas State Trooper was reportedly in grave condition early Sunday after being shot while approaching a driver who had fled from a crash scene not far from the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said. The trooper was shot multiple times and rushed to an Edinburg hospital, where he was undergoing surgery and “fighting for his life,” Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra wrote on Twitter. Edinburg is about 64 miles northwest of Brownsville in the state's border region. Multiple law enforcement and government sources told the Rio Grande Valley's KGBT-TV that the trooper was left "brain dead," though authorities have confirmed only that he was in surgery. The suspect, identified as Victor Alejandro Godinez, evaded immediate capture but was taken into custody early Sunday in the Edinburg area, authorities said. The unidentified trooper was responding to a report of a vehicle crash around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, when the driver fled on foot, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a statement. The trooper was shot after locating the suspect. This **** Has Got To STOP... .