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Police officer injured after man flees Northeast El Paso Walmart after not paying for items

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) - The El Paso Police Department says an 11-year veteran of the force, working extra duty security, was injured after a man ran over his foot as he tried to flee.

It happened about 9:25 a.m. Saturday at the Walmart on Dyer in Northeast El Paso.

Police say their investigation revealed an employee alert the officer that a man left the store with several items that he did not pay for.

The officer exited the store and saw the man leaving the shopping cart and running towards a Honda Civic.

As the officer tried to stop the man from fleeing, the man ran over the officer's foot according to police.

Crimes Against Persons detectives are investigating and are asking anyone who witnessed the events to call police at their non-emergency number 915-832-4400 or Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477 in order to remain anonymous.

The man is described as a Hispanic man about 25-years-old.

He is facing Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant and Evading in a Motor Vehicle charges.

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