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Officer shot, wounded in ‘hail of gunfire’ in northeast El Paso; suspected gunman jailed

Alexander Eugene Jeffery
Alexander Eugene Jeffery, accused of shooting an El Paso police officer.

EL PASO, Texas -- An El Paso police officer was shot and wounded early Monday morning in what authorities described as a "hail of gunfire" after he responded to a call in the northeast section of the city.

Police said the gunfire happened about 1 a.m. at 8951 Comet Street, which is in the Canyon Middle School area.

The department said several officers went to that home after a woman called 911 and asked for help before abruptly hanging up.

"Responding officers were met with a hail of gunfire through the front door of the residence as they attempted to make contact," said Det. Diane Mack.

She indicated police were retreating when an officer who'd only been on the force for a year was struck in the leg; officers did not return gunfire.

Mack said the accused gunman, 29–year old Alexander Eugene Jeffery, eventually stopped shooting and surrendered to police a short time later.

He was being held Monday afternoon in the downtown jail on $125,000 bond on multiple charges of aggravated assault, one of those counts involving use of a deadly weapon.

The wounded officer, who also suffered injuries to an ear and forearm, underwent surgery at University Medical Center and was recovering.

That shooting happened in the same area where a man was found with a gunshot wound last week, but there was no apparent connection to the two shootings.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



        1. That’s ok. There’s not a single member of the city,county, state or federal law enforcement community that doesn’t know his real name.

          1. Yeah, everybody knows your real name too. It’s MORON MIKE. His sidekick FEO’s real name is Jethro Bodine. You intimidate no one, except the kids that go by your house and tease your dogs.

          2. But no name is funnier than Alberto Velarde. The lard is built in. Who names their children Albert?

          3. We all know Alberto’s full name, yob and where he lives. He’s a section 8 welfare queen.

          1. I’ve yet seen Alberto’s paid visit by LE as fatty lardy Madmike always proclaims. Lol. Pendejos.

  1. You two old jackasses Mike and Feo never have anything to contribute here except juvenile insults. Don’t you two old farts have any grandchildren to play with, or garden to water. Get a hobby instead of braying at anything that is posted here.

    1. Yes but too bad you don’t have any children or grandchildren. You’re the KVIA troll posting 24/7. Your psycho rants at 3-4 am are hilarious. Good to see I am in your head rent free. You’re an old fart.

  2. The perpetrator looks like he is related to fero2a, bigoof or madmike. Has that stupid look about him. That being said, I am glad the officer was not killed.

  3. Army pilot: Another el Paso basher that feeds here. Their parents never taught them don’t bite the hands that feed you…… also a word on appreciation. Bad parenting.

  4. Boy those White Boyz always get to walk away alive even after shooting a cop! But let a Black man point a taser at a cop and he’s carried off!

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