Eastwood graduate shot by El Paso Police dies from injuries


The man who was shot by El Paso Police officers Monday morning in the parking lot of an East side apartment complex has died.

Louis Burrus, 25, was shot on Monday morning at the Windtree Apartments, in the 2900 block of Trawood Drive, police said.

Burrus was a 2012 graduate of Eastwood High School, where he was a part of the wrestling team. He qualified for the state championship tournament as a senior, according to UIL records.  

Officers were responding to a shots fired call at about 4:52 a.m.

As they arrived they saw a man trying to drive away in a car, he allegedly “refused to stop” and entered the parking lot of the apartments, but he crashed. 

Police said when Burrus exited the car he allegedly had a gun and was shot by officers.

He was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. No officers were injured.

Police said they recovered a black Glock handgun at the scene. They are looking for anyone who can say where Burrus was before 4:52 a.m.

The shooting is under investigation by the Texas Rangers and the Internal Affairs Shooting Review Team, which is standar procedure in officer-involved shootings.

The officers, a man who has been on the force for two years and a woman who has been with EPPD for one year, who fired have been placed on administrative leave, which is also standard. 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.