EPCSO identifies suspect who allegedly fled from deputies before Sunday shooting
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — A spokesman with the El Paso County Sheriff's Department has released additional information in the Sheriff's Deputy involved shooting that happened at the intersection of Doniphan and E. Vinton Rd on Sunday morning.
EPCSO Deputy Sgt. Michael Peters was attempting to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Todd Godwin who was allegedly traveling the wrong way near 7700 block of S. Desert around 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning. Godwin's vehicle allegedly fled from the deputy and almost struck a second deputy who was working an accident at the intersection of S. Desert and E. Vinton Rd.
Godwin's vehicle then came to a stop at the intersection of Vinton and Doniphan. During the course of taking the suspect into custody, Sgt. Peters reportedly had some sort of emergency, causing him to discharge his weapon, grazing Godwin's hand.
The Sergeant was assisted by a passerby and additional responding deputies. Godwin and Sergeant Peters were transported to area hospitals for treatment and additional evaluation.Godwin has been charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and evading arrest. He is currently being held on a $100,00 bond and will be formally booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility upon his release from UMC.
Sgt. Peters is currently on administrative duty until the outcome of an internal investigation.