DPS issues statement on shooting with Aguilar

DPS issues statement on shooting with Aguilar
30 Nov 2018

Leah Chase, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations

UPDATED 12/3/2018

At approximately 4 p.m. on 12/1/2018, the Center Police Department received a tip from a confidential source that Antonio Aguilar was at a private residence in the city. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene and negotiated with Aguilar for several hours. Based on the preliminary investigation, at approximately 3:45 a.m. on 12/2/2018, Aguilar exited the residence with a rifle and fired at law enforcement officials. Law enforcement returned fire, fatally wounding Aguilar. Mark Tuley, 58, of Center, was arrested by Texas Rangers (DPS) for harboring a fugitive; he was transported to the Shelby County jail for the felony offense. No law enforcement officers were injured during this incident. This investigation is ongoing and no further details are available for release at this time.

NOTE: Tuley posted a $20,000 bond and was released 12/2/2018 from The Shelby County Jail.




The Texas Department of Public Safety and area law enforcement officers continue to search for Antonio Jaso Aguilar. Aguilar is wanted for Attempted Capital Murder of a Peace Officer stemming from an incident that occurred on Wednesday, November 28 in Shelby County, TX. A REWARD UP TP $7,500 HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR HIS ARREST. Aguilar is listed as one of Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.

Aguilar is described as a white Hispanic male, 5’10”, 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has multiple upper body tattoos and a large tattoo on his upper back. The word "DIRTY" is tattooed vertically down his right forearm and the word "SOUTH is tattooed vertically down his left forearm.

The silver Cadillac SUV Aguilar was driving has been recovered and at this time, his means of transportation are unknown.

If anyone is found to be hindering the apprehension, harboring or concealing, providing or aiding with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape, or warns Aguilar of impending discovery or apprehension, will be arrested and charged in accordance to Penal Code 38.05 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution (F-3).

To be eligible for the cash reward, tipsters must provide information to the authorities using one of the following methods: Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252- TIPS (8477); Submit a tip through the Texas 10 Most Wanted website or Facebook page; Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. All tips are anonymous - regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name. Callers anonymity is guaranteed by law and you could earn up tp the CASH REWARD amount listed for each fugitive.