Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting
POSTED: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 8:28pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 11:42am
EL PASO – The El Paso Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that ended with two people being sent to the hospital.
Police say an officer responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 3800 block of Harrison in Northeast El Paso last night.
“As the officer was on the scene a vehicle drove up. The officer approached that vehicle at which time the vehicle drove at the officer, striking the officer,” Detective Mike Baranyay said.
Det. Baranyay said the officer then fired his handgun, targeting the driver.
“The subject, after striking the officer, did manage to drive away from the scene where he crashed,” added Baranyay.
The incident sent both the officer and the driver to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Those who live near the area say they're shocked this happened.
“This neighborhood is quiet, real quiet. It's peaceful. Everybody gets along [with] no problems,” Brian Hahn said.
Matthew Lopez, who also lives near the area, said he's worried about the violence.
“I have a baby, and if there's a shooting going on, a bullet has no name on it, by any means. [It's] a concern,” he said.
The investigation into the incident continues.
Neither the driver nor the officer's name have been released.
We'll continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.