Suspect shot, killed by law enforcement after killing K-9 during morning raid

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a deadly shooting Tuesday morning in Northeast El Paso.

The El Paso Police Department said the shooting was reported at 6 a.m. in the backyard of a house in the 4500 block of Capricorn Drive.

Police said a 62-year-old man was shot and killed by law enforcement as they were trying to execute an arrest and search warrant. During the morning raid, the suspect shot and killed a canine unit with the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC).

A police department spokesman said the suspect shot the dog and fired at law enforcement, who returned fire. This all happened within seconds, said Sgt. Robert Gomez, an El Paso police spokesman.

The warrant was being executed by the El Paso Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI. The BORTAC unit was there to assist, Gomez said.

The name of the suspect who was killed has not been released, but an ATF spokesman said the federal warrant for his arrest was for dealing firearms illegally.

Two women were in the house but they were not injured and they were not arrested. None of the other law enforcement agents and officers were injured.

No other information is available at this time. KTSM will update this story once more information is made available.

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