Three Held After High-SpeedShoot-Out

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - (12/26/05) – A State Trooper was removedfrom intensive care for the Christmas weekend and was recoveringfrom head wounds received during a gun battle Thursday with threemen who robbed San Antonio FCU earlier in the day. George Correa,34, was hit in the forehead by a bullet that cam through thewindshield while police were chasing the suspects during ahigh-speed chase that lasted more than 40 minutes and only endedwhen the pickup truck the suspects were driving careened over themedian of Interstate 35. Charges, including attempted murder andarmed robbery, are pending against Michael Hurtado, 23, his brotherLiborio Hurtado, 24, and Armando Contreras, 24, each of whom shotat a police officer or civilian during the three-county chase,during which 20 vehicles were hit by gunfire. The three allegedlystormed the credit union wearing army fatigues, ski masks andbullet-proof vests and carrying semi-automatic weapons, beforemaking off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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