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Man dies in officer-involved shooting in East El Paso

Update: El Paso Police say that the male suspect refused to comply with commands, and made threats towards the female victim's life.

"Officers were dispatched to a residence in response to a call reporting an individual
armed with a weapon," police officials wrote in a recent news release. "Upon arrival at the scene, officers heard a distressed female voice from inside the residence pleading for help."

An officer then chose to shoot, hitting the man. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The woman suffered minor injuries and was treated at the hospital.

"Following standard procedure in such cases, Crimes Against Persons Detectives, The Texas Rangers, and Investigators from the Internal Affairs Division have launched an investigation into the officer-involved shooting," a police spokesperson said. "The El Paso Police Department remains fully committed to transparency, ensuring a thorough and impartial investigation. Further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available."

Update: El Paso Police said a domestic dispute was happening when they arrived on scene, and one officer was forced to fire their weapon.

Police say the suspect is a 49-year-old male and that the 52-year-old female involved in the incident is not a suspect.

Neighbors are currently barred from entering or exiting the scene, and police say it will likely be several more hours before the area is open to the public.

Police say no one else was inside the home at the time officers arrived. They say there is no danger to the community.

A spokesperson said no officers were injured.

Update: El Paso Police say that the shooting involved an officer.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A call to 911 triggered an intense police response at a home in East El Paso. Officials say that a person called to report domestic violence.

Officers arrived on the 2600 block of Schooner just before 5:00 p.m. They had to rush two people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officials tell ABC-7 that the two people suffered gunshot wounds.

The house is across the street from Glen Cove Elementary School.

Crimes Against Persons detectives are now investigating the incident.

ABC-7 has a crew on the scene. We are searching for more information. Check back for updates.

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