Officer involved in shooting outside The Tap Bar arrested, charged with aggravated assault

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The bike officer accused of shooting a man in downtown El Paso on Jan. 31, has been arrested and was relieved of duty pending further investigation by the El Paso Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit.

Detectives with EPPD’s Crimes Against Persons Unit (CAP) arrested 34-year-old Anthony Greer on Friday. He was charged with aggravated assault. He will be booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond.

An investigation into the Jan. 31 shooting by CAP and the Texas Rangers found that the victim, 33-year-old Eduardo D. Reyes, did not present a threat of serious bodily injury or death to Greer. As such, his use of deadly force was deemed unreasonable.

Eduardo D. Reyes

On Wednesday, Reyes was released from the hospital and was charged with two counts of aggravated assault for the incident that occurred prior to the arrival of the responding officers.

As KTSM previously reported, the shooting happened on Jan. 31 at the 400 block of E. San Antonio Ave. near The Tap bar and restaurant. At the time, it was alleged that Reyes pointed a weapon at Greer while he responded to an assault call in downtown El Paso.

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