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Police search for killer of central El Paso man found shot dead outside apartment

UPDATE, July 6: Police on Tuesday identified the victim fatally shot over the holiday weekend in central El Paso and labeled the death as a case of murder.

59-year-old Ethan Darnell Dorsey was found by officers outside of his apartment at 3905 Pierce Avenue suffering from gunshot wounds.

Authorities said he was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives said their investigation was ongoing; there was no word of any arrests yet.

ORIGINAL REPORT, July 5: EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso police are investigating a deadly shooting in central El Paso.

It happened just after 3 a.m. Monday on the 3900 block of Pierce Avenue.

Police said the victim was taken to a local hospital where they were later pronounced dead. Police have yet to say if the victim was a man or a woman.

No arrests have been made yet.

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  1. July 2017 there was a shooting on Hayes ave. Recurring violence up in there on all those “Dyer @ avenues named after US presidents is another reason why William Beaumont should not be relocated to East Bliss. #STAND FAST AS Y

  2. Boyz In The Hood daddy Lawrence Fishburne be like “Why Do You Think That There Is A Liquor Store on Every Corner In the Black Community The Same Reason That There Is Gun Shop on Every Corner: They Want Us To Kill Ourselves. Is there not a Gun shop/Pawn shop near Dyer @ Pierce as well as numerous alcohol outlets near Dyer @ Pierce and up and down the strip and then some?

  3. “1 Adam 12, 1 Adam 12” please be advised that pawn shops along Dyer Avenue may be an avenue for introducing guns into minority communities, into the hands of unauthorized individuals “Alcohol is liquid courage” “Guns are for punks” & “Tricks are for kids! Do You feel me!?

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