UPDATE: Police have arrested Sergio Sanchez Rodriguez, 36, in connection with a shooting in Northwest El Paso and a subsequent chase with police across the city.

Rodriguez is facing multiple charges totaling more than $700,000 in bonds. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, evading arrest/detention in a motor vehicle and aggravated robbery.

The woman who was shot is expected to survive.

UPDATE: The incident began when a man allegedly shot a woman in a domestic dispute. Police say that is when he fled to a Speedway on 6990 North Desert Blvd and robbed the store at gunpoint.

He then allegedly took Transmountain to northeast El Paso where police say he robbed three more businesses at gunpoint including a Circle K and a Chic Fil A on Martin Luther King Blvd. That is when police gave chase when he took Transmountain towards west El Paso

“During that pursuit the information we have at this time is that the suspect did fire a weapon towards the officers the pursuit ended up ending at a desert area here in El Paso County.”- Javier Sombrano/ El Paso police PIO

Police then followed the man onto Westway Blvd when he drove his car into a canal. After pursuing them on foot, police were then able to place him in custody.

“Specialized teams from our swat and our crisis management team responded to the scene and just about 20 minutes ago or so the subject was taken into custody without any further incident.”- Javier Sombrano/ El Paso police PIO


UPDATE: El Paso Police are asking the public to avoid west El Paso near exit zero. As a helicopter is assisting in the desert area where the suspect is now at.

Police are attempting to take the man into custody. The public is asked to avoid the area for safety reasons.

This is developing story. Stay with KTSM.


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso Police department responded to an alleged shooting Thursday around 12:22 a.m. reportedly involving a man and a woman at the Canutillo Palms Apartments located on 365 La Puesta Drive.

A woman was wounded and taken to the hospital and an individual allegedly involved in the shooting fled the scene, according to a statement provided by police.

Investigators are still at the scene. No additional information is available as this is a developing story.

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