‘I hope to be back at work soon’: Officer injured in South-Central El Paso shooting speaks out

El Paso News
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An El Paso Police officer is speaking out on social media after he was shot in the hand in South-Central El Paso last week. 

As KTSM previously reported, Ricardo Cereceres, 41, allegedly ran into a business on the 5800 block of Alameda before “ambushing” and firing at two officers in a patrol car.

Officer Felipe Bermudez was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries. Officer E. Villalobos, the other officer in the car, was unharmed.

Bermudez, who has been featured on A&E’s “Live PD” reality show, expressed his gratitude on Twitter for the well wishes he’s received following the incident.

“I want to thank every single one of you for your thoughts and prayers,” he wrote in part. “My recovery is going well, and I hope to be back at work soon!”

After an hours-long search and a SWAT standoff, police arrested Cereceres on the 100 block of N. Clark Tuesday night.

He is facing attempted capital murder charges.

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