UPDATE: El Paso Police department has identified the teen who allegedly pointed a gun at a police officer and tried to evade on Monday Feb. 27.

18-year-old Angel Mosqueda was driving a 2013 Lexus in the 9700 McCombs Drive and pulled over by an officer for not wearing a seatbelt. According to EPPD, Mosqueda pointed a handgun at the officer and fled the scene.

The motorcycle officer started a chase and lost sight of Mosqueda who was later located on Spur 601 and Airport Road. The suspect later was involved in a crash at Montana and Geronimo then fled on foot with a handgun towards Bassett Mall.

Mosqueda was booked into the El Paso County Detention facility is facing seven charges 7including aggravated assault on a peace officer, evading arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon under a total bond of $196,100.


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — An 18-year-old man who pointed a handgun at an officer during a traffic stop and then tried to flee from police was arrested Monday, Feb. 27 at Bassett Place mall in Central El Paso, El Paso Police say.

The incident began around 11:30 when a police officer initiated a traffic stop of an SUV in Northeast El Paso at Railroad and McCombs.

A motorcycle police officer had pulled the man over for not wearing a seatbelt.

The man then pointed a gun at the officer and took off, police say. Police pursued the suspect who crashed the car he was driving near Geronimo and Montana.

Still attempting to flee from officers, the suspect ran toward Bassett Place mall with a handgun.

The man was arrested at one of the main doors of the mall on the northside facing Montana.

A handgun was recovered during the investigation, police added.

The investigation is ongoing and police say they will release more information later.

Police add that there is no danger to the community.