Suspect In Officer Involved Shooting Identified
POSTED: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 7:47pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:22pm
New information in the case of an El Paso Police officer who shot and killed a man in the Lower Valley over the weekend.
Police have identified the man as 39 year-old Anthony Gonzalez from Socorro.
Police say Gonzalez was trying to steal a keg of beer from the 7-11 on Socorro road in the Lower Valley.
Officer Raul Melendez, reportedly approached Gonzalez and identified himself.
Melendez claims as he was trying to arrest Gonzalez, the suspect lunged at him with a knife.
That is when Melendez says he shot Gonzalez, who died at the scene.
The investigation into the shooting continues.