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Sheriff’s Office: Man led Horizon police on car chase, struck police officer

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man accused of striking a Horizon City Police officer with his car following a high-speed chase Sunday night.

Sergio Gonzalez, 25, is charged with Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant.

At approximately 11:30 pm on Sunday, February 17, 2019, officers with the Horizon City Police Department attempted to stop Gonzalez, allegedly speeding 80 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.

Gonzalez allegedly refused to stop and led the police officers on a chase, the sheriff’s office said. The police officers were able to contain the vehicle in a dead end located at Roslyn and Jeweled Desert.

As the police officers approached the vehicle, Gonzalez allegedly accelerated toward the officers, striking one of them in the leg.

The sheriff’s office said Gonzalez also crashed into the patrol unit. The police officers fired their weapons at Gonzalez’s vehicle as he fled the scene.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Texas Rangers responded to the scene.

Together, they helped Horizon City Police end the pursuit ended on the 14000 block of Jeweled Desert, where Gonzalez was taken into custody.

The sheriff’s office said no one was struck by gunfire when the police officers fired their weapons.

Gonzalez was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility. The sheriff’s office has not released his arrest photo.

KVIA 2019

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