EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a shooting that left a wanted man and a Border Patrol canine dead on Tuesday morning in Northeast El Paso.
The El Paso Police Department said the shooting happened about 6 a.m. at a home in the 4500
Police said officers and agents encountered a 62-year-old man in the backyard while executing an arrest and search warrant
A police spokesman said the man shot at law enforcement, who returned fire
This all happened within seconds, said Sgt. Robert Gomez, an El Paso police spokesman.
The federal warrant was being executed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
“It was a multi-agency investigation. As a result of the investigation, we received intelligence that the individual that was the subject of this arrest warrant was armed and a danger to the community. That’s the reason we engaged with our other partners in law enforcement — state, local and federal — in the service of this search warrant.”
The El Paso Police Department, FBI
Two women were in the house but they were not injured and they were not arrested. None of the other law enforcement agents and officers were injured.
No other information is available at this time. KTSM will update this story once more information is made available.