Suspect indicted for murder of Mesquite police officer

A Dallas County grand jury found enough evidence to indict a man for the murder of a Mesquite police officer.

Police said 37-year-old Jamie Jaramillo fatally shot Officer Richard Houston in December.

The officer was responding to a domestic dispute outside a busy grocery store. 

According to court documents, Jaramillo’s wife had just confronted him about his infidelity. His alleged mistress called the police on the irate wife.

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Jaramillo pulled out a gun and, for unknown reasons, shot Officer Houston as soon as he arrived.

Police said Jaramillo also shot himself but survived.

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Jaramillo’s wife was arrested on assault charges related to the initial disturbance, not Houston’s murder.

Prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the death penalty.

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