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Teenager Shoots, Kills Himself in Montana Vista After Struggle With Sheriff Deputy

POSTED: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 6:28pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:17am

EL PASO-- At least one person is dead Friday afternoon after he allegedly took a gun from a Sheriff's Deputy and shot and killed himself, according to a law enforcement source.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office said a 19-year-old took a deputy's weapon during a struggle after the deputy found out that the 19-year-old had a felony warrant for aggravated assault. At that point, the teen pointed the gun at the deputy before turning it on himself.

Witnesses have told News Channel 9 that three teens, all male, were walking near the Boys & Girls Club of El Paso when they were stopped by a deputy. One of the three teens ran from the deputy, but returned and rushed at the deputy. The teen overpowered the deputy and grabbed the deputy's gun, where he then shot and killed himself.

Employees at the Club also said they had closed early and that all of the children had been sent home at the time of the shooting.

Sheriff's Deputies are at the scene and are currently investigating this scene.

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yeah i heard about this! this is dumb how can a teen outpower this officer! when have u heard this happent that somone took a sheriff gun to kill himself. i believe that probably the teen was being difficult and at some point the officer got piss at him and probably pointed the gun at the teen and somehow a struggle began were the gun went off. The officers will alwats cover each others butt! i hope the family finds a good attorney and sew the freaking city.

Gloria, first of all either use the spell check, or learn the language. Second, people like you are the reason why criminals always get second chances. You are quick to say "Pobrecito" to the criminal, and "How could you do this" to the officer. If you couldnt comprehend, the 19 year old male wasn't a pillar of society. It is unfortunate that it ended the way it did, but the only ones that know what happend are the ones that were there. So, do everyone a favor, and keep your opinion to yourself.

OK SO, THIS TEENAGER THAT WAS WALKING AROUND W FRIENDS AND MANAGES TO OVERPOWER A TRAINED OFFICER, PULL THE SHERRIFS GUN OUT FROM ITS HOLSTER, THEN WITH THE SHERRIF PRETTY MUCH AT HIS COMMAND, INSTEAD DECIEDS TO TURN THE GUN ON HIMSELF AND END HIS LIFE? SOMETHING TELLS ME THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE RESEARCH DONE AND A FULL FRONTAL INTERROGATION OF THE SHERRIF.

Or the deputy shot him and put a gun in his hand & the department made this cover up to keep a good name.

The B.A. in Criminal Justice provides a baseline that I think helps anyone going into law enforcement develop the much-needed critical thinking skills. search for "United Forensic College". Today, a degree is pretty much required if you want to move into supervision and management.

What the HE** is going on in El Paso?

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