POSTED: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 2:37pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:22pm
Efrain Velasquez, 31, is recovering after being shot by an El Paso Police officer. Investigators say Officer Daisy Collins shot Velasquez after he attacked Sergeant Bryant Audirsch with a knife. The incident happened Thursday evening on the 5200 block of Beautonne in Northeast El Paso. The officers were called to the neighborhood after Velasquez reportedly threatened a neighbor with a knife. The 15-year sergeant suffered cuts to his face. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. Police say Velasquez suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is in stable condition. Velasquez will be charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon once he is released from the hospital.