New Braunfels police release video of man shooting at officer

Richard Vasquez

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) – New Braunfels Police Department has released video of a man firing a gun at one of their officers in October of 2014.

According to NBPD, on Oct. 20, Richard Cantu Vasquez ran when an officer approached him while he was standing outside a home in the 1800 block of Stonewall. Officers were on scene after a domestic disturbance call that allegedly involved a gun.

Richard Vasquez
Richard Vasquez

While fleeing, Vasquez fired three shots from a handgun towards the officer. Those shots were caught on a police unit’s dashcam.

This is the full NBPD video:

Vasquez was caught, indicted and convicted. He was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for Attempted Capital Murder of a Police Officer, and sentenced to 15 years in prison for Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant, with the sentences to be served concurrently.

Because of the use of a deadly weapon, he will have to serve at least half of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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