EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A man was shot and killed after he barricaded himself inside of a Speedway in El Paso’s Upper Valley on Monday morning, Oct. 16, according to El Paso Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Detective Judy Oviedo.
Oviedo says just after 1 a.m. on Monday, EPPD was requested by Border Patrol to assist with a barricaded subject at the Speedway located on Mesa at Doniphan.
Crisis negotiators spoke with the subject for four hours. Swat officers then deployed “chemical agents” which is when the suspect came out of the Speedway pointing a weapon at officers, according to Oviedo.
Oviedo says an officer deployed his weapon after the subject pointed the weapon at officers.
The subject was then taken to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Oviedo says a store clerk was inside when the subject entered the Speedway, however he was able to come out safely as the incident happened.
The El Paso Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Border Patrol all assisted in this incident.
No further information has been released. This story will be updated once we learn more.
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