EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) – A heavy police presence was seen in Horizon Thursday night near Stockyard Drive and Horizon Blvd.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, on Dec. 8, at 1:10 p.m., they were conducting a narcotics operation at the Petro Truck Stop on Horizon Blvd when the driver attempted to flee, and in doing so struck a Sherrif’s Office detective and a Sherriff’s Office vehicle. The suspect then drove off, driving through the Petro parking lot but eventually abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
After the pursuit, the driver was taken into custody and placed under arrest. The Sherriff’s Office has also confirmed that an officer-involved shooting took place during the incident and a detective was injured after being struck by a vehicle. The detective was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.
The driver has been identified to be 22-year-old David Angel Roque and was placed under arrest for Criminal Attempted Capital Murder and two outstanding criminal warrants for Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance and Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance. The investigation is still ongoing, and no other details will be released at this time