Fugitive Shot by Police Last Week Remains in Critical Condition

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POSTED: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 2:12pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 10:36am

EL PASO - The fugitive that sparked a massive manhunt around El Paso County last week remains in critical condition.

Last Thursday, Fernando Lavenant overpowered a deputy who was arresting him and fled in a police car with the deputy's rifle and other equipment. Hours later, officers found and shot the 19-year-old fugitive, sending him to the hospital in critical condition, where he remains tonight.

The assault rifle that Lavenant took from the deputy was recovered by police over the weekend.

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I wonder if the fugitive Lavenant was still handcuffed when he was shot by the swat team.
The deputy who arrested him claims that he handcuffed him before he put him in the police
car.

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