Trooper Carlos Ray Warren

Trooper Carlos Ray Warren

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 5, 1991

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Carlos Ray Warren

Trooper Carlos Warren was shot and killed when he interrupted an abduction in progress at a rural highway rest area on Highway 71 near Del Valle, Texas. He was shot in the neck.

The suspect fled the scene but was later stopped in San Antonio, Texas, for not wearing his seatbelt. He opened fire on the officer who stopped him and was wounded by the officer's return fire. He was convicted of Trooper Warren's murder and sentenced to prison. He was denied parole in 2008 again in 2017, and his parole will not be reviewed again until 2027.

Trooper Warren was a United States Army veteran who had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for five years and was assigned to Region 6. He had previously served as a special agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command for seven years. He is survived by his parents, two daughters, and three brothers.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .380 caliber
  • Offender Eligible for parole in 2027


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He was a great young man. Helped his Mom, Juanita, keep an eye on little brothers. They lived next door to our parent's home. 'Charlie' was nice and friendly, especially to my parents. After hearing of his death, I wanted to try and have our Border Highway, named 'Carlos Ray Warren'. I wasn't aware of his Memorial.

Miguel Cubillos Jr.
Childhood neighbor

November 29, 2022

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