El Paso officer shot earlier this week was featured on Live PD show

El Paso News

The El Paso Police officer injured in a shooting Tuesday is a familiar face to many in the Borderland.

The officer was identified by the El Paso Police Department as Felipe Bermudez, who was featured on A&E’s “Live PD” reality show.

Live PD host Dan Abrams has sent well wishes to Bermudez.

On Tuesday, Bermudez and his partner, Officer E. Villalobos, were patrolling near Alameda and Awbrey when they cam across Ricardo Cereceres. As officers tried to approach him, Cereceres ran and then ambushed the officers with gun fire, striking Bermudez in the hand. 

Bermudez was taken to UMC and later released. Cereceres was arrested following a standoff with the SWAT team. He is facing attempted capital murder charges.

Officer shot this week was featured on 'Live PD'

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