El Paso County Sheriff Deputy Is In Critical Condition After Being Shot

Kelli Wiese
March 22, 2019 - 3:36 pm
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EL PASO (1080 KRLD) - El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Peter Herrera is in critical condition after being shot during an early morning traffic stop.

Investigators say he approached a vehicle in San Elizario and someone started shooting. The people in the vehicle took off on foot. Deputies arrrested two suspects a few blocks away where they also found a gun that may have been used in the shooting.

Deputy Herrera underwent surgery. At the last report, he was in critical but stable condition. 

The names of the suspects have not been released.