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El Paso County sheriff's deputy dies in hospital after being shot in traffic stop

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 25 2019 6:03 PM

El Paso County sheriff's Deputy Peter Herrera died Sunday evening, two days after he was shot during a traffic stop.

Herrera's death at an El Paso hospital was a shock because it appeared that he had been doing well and had been responsive after undergoing surgeries, Sheriff Richard Wiles said.

"We were just praying and hoping for the best and it just wasn't meant to be," Wiles said at a somber news conference Sunday night.

Herrera died at about 5:35 p.m. at a hospital from his injuries after being shot early Friday during a traffic stop in San Elizario, Texas, Wiles said.

The suspected shooter, Facundo Chavez, was arrested shortly after the shooting. 


A driver's car stalled to a stop after he allegedly fired about 15 shots that critically wounded an El Paso County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop, Sheriff Richard Wiles said. 

Deputy Peter Herrera died Sunday evening at a hospital after being shot during a traffic stop early Friday in San Elizario, Texas, sheriff's officials said.


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