Man shot by EPPD officer in Sunday family violence call died after being taken to hospital

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The man who was shot by an El Paso Police Department officer Sunday night during a family violence call has died.

Adam Connors, 32, was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead after being shot on the 3400 block of Sunset Rose Drive in East El Paso. Police had been dispatched to the house on a family violence call, but Connors fled the scene in a vehicle before they arrived.

Another call of a suicidal subject involving Connors was taken by the police shortly after. Officers found Connors and attempted to pull him over.

He evaded them and a pursuit ensued. A supervisor called off the pursuit due to road conditions from the weather, according to a news release.

Connors was later found walking toward the house on Sunset Rose Drive with a shotgun. Police say an adult and six children were inside the house at the time.

“To prevent him from entering and the possibility of a hostage situation or potential loss of innocent lives of persons inside the residence, one officer discharged his patrol rifle,” according to a news release. “Connors was struck and officers rendered first aid.”

The Crimes Against Persons unit is investigating the incident.

Sunday’s exchange with police is the fourth incident in 2021.

Earlier this year, police shot and killed a man near Interstate 10, where he threatened to shoot at others. There were also exchanges with police in South Central El Paso on the 6000 block of Tejas Drive and in Downtown.

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