Three Indicated For High-Speed Shoot-OutAfter CU Heist

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - (03/20/06) – A state grand jury indictedthree gunmen last week on charges related to December’smulti-county car chase, after the suspects allegedly robbed SanAntonio FCU. A State Trooper was injured by gunfire and severalbullets struck San Antonio police cruisers during the shoot-out.The three suspects, Michael Hurtado, 23 and his 24-year-old brotherLiborio Hurtado, and Armando Contreras, 24, were each indicted onrobbery and assault charges. Police said the three stormed thecredit union wearing army fatigues, ski masks and bullet-proofvests and carrying semi-automatic weapons, before making off withan undisclosed amount of cash. They led police on a high-speedchase on Interstate 35 and were forced to a halt when the pick-uptruck they were getting away in careened over the highway median.During an ensuing gunfight, at least 20 cars were hit by bulletsand one of the suspects and a state trooper injured.

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