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Mistrial declared in case of man accused of ambushing 2 El Paso police officers

Ricardo Cereceres
Ricardo Cereceres is seen sitting in court during his trial.
Ricardo Cereceres
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Ricardo Cereceres' mugshot after his arrest on two counts of attempted murder

EL PASO, Texas -- A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the trial for a 41-year-old man charged with two counts of attempted capital murder for allegedly ambushing two El Paso police officers.

The decision came on the second day of the trial for Ricardo Cereceres, And there was no immediate word on why the judge declared the mistrial.

Cereceres was accused of opening fire on the two officers near Seville and Sambrano in south central El Paso on Dec. 11, 2018.

The criminal complaint filed with the court contends officers F. Bermudez and E. Villalobos were patrolling the area when they observed Cereceres walking out of a convenience store. Police had said Cereceres was wanted on a warrant stemming from federal weapons charges.

After the officers spotted him, they turned around in an attempt to approach Cereceres, but he allegedly ran away and hid in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant.

The officers then drove into the parking lot and parked next to the building. "Before the officers could exit the patrol unit, Cereceres fired several rounds at the officers and the marked patrol unit, striking the patrol unit" the court complaint stated.

Officer Bermudez garnered national attention after being featured on the A&E cable television series "Live PD."

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  1. Lol. Losers above crying like babies. How about the drunk police officer that killed a person off 1-10, kept on payroll for 4-5 yrs, then trial declared a mistrial. Back on the job. Any comments on this loose maggot.

    1. Why are you always against law enforcement & justice but are ALWAYS in favor of criminals, illegal immigration? The only you want is your food stamps, Medicaid & section 8 housing. Get a job and start paying taxes.

    1. NO you illiterate,drug addled fool I WORK unlike you, hiding in a dark room talking sh!t about LEO’s, military and retired military at all hours, my taxes feed YOUR worthless @ss so shut the hell up already your drivel is tired. And if any of those words I used are to hard for you to understand use that keyboard to look them up, PENDEJO!

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