POSTED: Monday, June 1, 2009 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:24pm
The Sheriff's Department has launched an investigation into a constable-involved shooting outside an East El Paso club.
It happened around 2 o'clock Saturday morning at the "El Bandolero" club on the 11200 Block of Pelicano.
Deputies say two off-duty constables working as security guards at the club heard a gunshot in the parking lot.
At closer look, the constables saw a man hiding between two cars.
The man took off when the constables identified themselves.
After a foot chase the constables cornered the man in a nearby parking lot.
Investigators say the suspect reached for something near his waist and that's when one constable fired a single shot, striking the suspect in the hip.
Deputies say the shooting seems justified.
The suspect hasn't been identified and is recovering in the hospital.
The investigation continues.