El Paso Police Probe Officer-Involved Shooting on September 11, 2023

The El Paso Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into an incident involving an officer-involved shooting that took place on September 11, 2023. According to authorities, officers were dispatched to a residence following a report of an individual armed with a weapon.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers heard a distressed female voice coming from inside the residence, urgently pleading for help. Despite their efforts to communicate with the male subject, he refused to comply and made threats towards the life of the female victim.

In order to protect the victim, Officer Valdez, a 5-year veteran of the El Paso Police Department, discharged his duty weapon, which resulted in the 49-year-old male suspect being struck. Immediate medical assistance was provided to the injured subject by responding officers until paramedics arrived. The suspect was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The female victim sustained minor injuries during the incident and was also transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

In accordance with standard procedures for such cases, an investigation has been initiated by Crimes Against Persons Detectives, the Texas Rangers, and Investigators from the Internal Affairs Division. The El Paso Police Department has affirmed its unwavering commitment to transparency, ensuring that a thorough and impartial investigation will be conducted into this officer-involved shooting.