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Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Lower Valley

EPPD: Officer fired weapon at man

EL PASO, Texas - The investigation continues into officer-involved shooting in the Lower Valley. 

According to a police spokesman, officers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle Thursday morning on the 9300 block of Alameda Ave. and ended up at a Walmart parking lot where shots were fired by one officer. It is unclear what happened to cause the officer to fire their weapon, Sgt. Robert Gomez, said. 

The suspect continued to flee when he ran into an ambulance then crashed into the side of a building. He was sent to the hospital with minor injuries, Gomez said. The crash happened at Alameda Ave. and N. Old Pueblo Rd. 

The scene was expected to be blocked off for six-to-eight hours while multiple law enforcement agencies investigate including Internal affairs, Crimes Against Persons and Texas Rangers.

Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 50s. 

ABC-7 crews saw the scene blocked off as early at 3:30 a.m.

The scene is near the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center. 

 


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