Monday, July 12, 2010

BP Officers fire on SUV at Zaragoza Bridge

The El Paso FBI is investigating an early Sunday shooting at the Zaragoza Bridge. FBI Special Agent Martha Terrazas said the investigation involves the police pursuit of a sport utility vehicle that fled a crash site in El Paso's Lower Valley. The FBI is investigating because U.S. federal law enforcement officers at the bridge shot at the suspected SUV that fled across the Zaragoza Bridge into Juárez. It was not known Sunday night whether the driver of the SUV was shot. Police Detective Mike Baranyay said El Paso police had responded to a report of a crash before 1 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Lee Treviño Drive and Castner Drive. An SUV involved in the wreck fled the scene. Baranyay said a police officer who spotted an SUV matching the description of the fleeing vehicle began a pursuit. Once the vehicle headed toward the Zaragoza bridge, the police ended their pursuit at Roseway Drive and Zaragoza Road. Customs and Border Protection officers at the bridge fired shots at the fleeing SUV, but the vehicle did not stop...more

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