EPPD: 23-year-old man dead in East El Paso shooting after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Police say a 23-year-old man is dead after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend inside her current boyfriend’s East El Paso home Friday night.

According to police, 911 calls came in around 6:34 p.m. in the 11800 block of Vere Leasure in East El Paso near Saul Kleinfeld and Pebble Hills to reports of shots fired and a man in the roadway with a rifle. Responding officers met with the man holding a rifle, who surrendered immediately to authorities.

When they entered the home, they found the 23-year-old man shot to death inside.

The initial investigation revealed the home belongs to a 20-year-old man who was with his 22-year-old girlfriend when her ex-boyfriend arrived to speak with her. Police say he entered the house and began assaulting the woman, and pulled out an unspecified weapon during the assault. Authorities say the 20-year-old homeowner retrieved a rifle and shot the man, killing him.

The homeowner and his girlfriend are cooperating in the investigation. At this time, no charges are pending against him as investigators work to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting and if charges are warranted.

EPPD says residents in the neighborhood should expect road closures in a half-block radius around the home on Vere Leasure through Saturday morning.

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