Suspect in custody after striking EPPD officer with vehicle Tuesday night

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — UPDATE: El Paso Police say the person who hit an EPPD Officer late Tuesday evening was located after a vehicle pursuit, foot chase and struggle with arresting officers.

The offender, who has not been identified, was placed under arrest.

EPPD says the suspect was apprehended with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies including Horizon Police, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Texas DPS Troopers, and Texas DPS air support.

Additional information is expected to be released Wednesday.

EARLIER: An El Paso police officer was hit by a car driven by someone fleeing the scene of a family violence call Tuesday night, according to EPPD.

Investigators said it happened in the 8300 block of Carpenter Drive, near Alameda Avenue and Yarbrough Drive in the Lower Valley.

The department sent a notification about the incident shortly after 8 p.m.

EPPD said the officer’s injuries were not serious and that police were searching the area for the suspect.

This story has been updated to include a note on the officer’s injuries.

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