EPPD: Suspected car burglar shot by car owner in Northeast El Paso

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El Paso Police say an 18-year-old was shot after a car’s owner says he was alerted by family member that his car was being broken into in Northeast El Paso.

Police say that the incident happened just before midnight in the 9000 block of Mt. Delano in Northeast El Paso. Investigators say that they were dispatched to a call of a vehicle burglary in progress at a home.

When they arrived, they found an 18-year-old had been shot by the car’s owner in his lower body after allegedly breaking into a car.

The teen was taken to University Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound. EPPD expects to file charges against him in connection with the car burglary case. The man who shot the teen is not currently expected to face any charges.

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