EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – An officer-involved shooting was reported in East El Paso Thursday afternoon.
The suspect was identified as 26-year old Gabriel Herrera according to an El Paso Police press release.
The shooting was reported just after 12:30 p.m. at Pebble Hills and Rich Beem.
Officers responded to a subject with a gun/shots fired call. After officers arrived they responded, “we now have an officer-involved shooting,” police said in an alert.
Police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said police encountered a man with a gun and ordered him to drop his gun. Instead, the man walked up to officers and raised the gun, which prompted officers to fire their weapons on him.
The man was hit and taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured.
The officers will also be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, which is also standard in an officer-involved shooting.
According to the release, the case is being investigated by the Texas Rangers, the police department’s Crimes Against Persons, and Shooting Review Team.