Weekend blood drives to help El Paso sheriff’s deputy who was shot


The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is hosting an additional blood drive this weekend for the deputy who was shot in San Elizario Friday morning.

The drive will be held at Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Deputy Peter Herrera was shot during a traffic stop at around 2 a.m. near the 1000 block of Chicken Ranch Road. 

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles tells us when the deputy involved told them to get out of the vehicle, they immediately opened fire, shooting the deputy multiple times, including once in the head. 

Wiles says the bullet missed the deputy’s brain. 

According to Authorities, the suspect threw their weapons and took off running.

They say those two individuals hid in a shed down the street but were arrested shortly after. The Sheriff’s Office has not identified the suspects. 

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