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Fugitive shot by El Paso police after he nearly hit officer with car is released from hospital, taken to jail

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A police car and crime scene tape blocks off a south central El Paso street where an officer-involved shooting occurred.

UPDATE, Feb. 4: El Paso police said Thursday a fugitive who was shot and wounded after nearly striking an officer with his car last month has been arrested and booked into jail following his release from the hospital.

Authorities for the first time identified him as 32–year old Alejandro Fernandez.

Police said Fernandez was being held on $600,00 bond in the El Paso County Detention Facility on multiple charges including six counts of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant and Evading Arrest or Detention with a Motor Vehicle.

(Alejandro Fernandez is shown in his police mugshot)

ORIGINAL REPORT, Jan. 15: EL PASO, Texas -- A late morning officer-involved shooting in south central El Paso sent a 30-year-old man to the hospital with serious injuries in what was the second case of police gunfire at suspects on Friday.

The latest incident happened in the 6000 block of Tejas just before 11 a.m.

Police said gang unit officers approached the home of a wanted man with an outstanding arrest warrant; the fugitive then pulled out in a car to flee and police fired on him after he nearly struck an officer, a spokesman said.

The man, whose identity was not released, was hit by the gunfire and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

Authorities did not provide any details about the criminal charges for which the man was being sought.

Another officer-involved shooting happened earlier Friday morning in west El Paso, when a gunman who threatened I-10 motorists was shot and killed during a police confrontation.

According to a database maintained by the Texas Attorney General's Office, the El Paso Police Department reported a total of four officer-involved shootings last year.

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Jim Parker

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

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31 Comments

    1. Those damn white kids with legal guns at it again. Oh wait. Tejas? Never mind it it was the illegal his panics with illegal guns doing the shooting. Imagine that.

          1. madmike you are the biggest trumtard loser in the US. You have everything wrong just like your life. You are a low IQ loser. Just like yo momma and your wife told ya. Loser.

        1. Did you not get past the sarcasm of my comment? What part of “Never mind it was the illegal his panics with illegal guns doing the shooting”? Read a little closer to what people say.

          1. He’ll no nado. It was a trump but job like you. Except you like a little color in your life. Lol. Flip flopper mfer!

  1. Why aren’t the local 4 trump maggots in Austin or at the Capital? Because they are RINOs. lol. Collect , eat, etc let someone else do the fighting. Lol. Weak mfers!

  2. Nadodave more worried about interracial relationships, madmike more worried about feeding his beluga. K1DPR more worried about living his shotgun and sitting in it, Jeff Allen blowing the Cubans. Lol. White anomalies.

      1. But be advised, alberto velarde/High420lonesome/markturner, is I catch you on my property, you will only leave in one of three ways, vertical and in cuffs, horizontal on a stretcher or in body bag. You will decide which of thee three ways, based on your decision to attack me. I can use necessary force to detain you until EPPD arrives to haul your fat ass off.

  3. MADMIKES/K1DPR/JEFF ALLENS/NADODAVE ARE ALL THE WHITE FAKE MFERS OF EL PASO. TALK TRUMP, HATE MEXICANS. LOSERS IN THE WRONG TOWN. THEY TAKE A FEDERAL DOLLAR AND SWALLOW FECES. LOL. WE ALL HAVE THEM NEIGHBORS. LOL. WHITE WEAK MEN. I MEAN WEAK MICROBS.

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