Crime

Man shot by police officer released from hospital, booked into county jail

The man accused of lunging at an El Paso Police Officer with a knife was released from the hospital Friday November 11, 2016.

Police booked 32-year old Francisco Ramirez into the El Paso County Jail on the charge of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer.  Ramirez's bond was set at $80,000.

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, a police officer was dispatched to investigate a "suicide in progress" call at a home on the 100 block of Glenwood

Police said when the officer arrived, Ramirez threatened the officer with a knife. Ramirez disobeyed the officer's orders to drop the knife and lunged at the officer, police said.

The officer fired his weapon, striking Ramirez.  The nine-year-veteran of the police force is on administrative leave while the District Attorney's Office reviews the shooting.


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