“32-year old Jorge Ivan Vasquez-Medrano of the 3900 block of N. Piedras has been identified as the man who was shot by a five-year veteran of the El Paso Police Department Sunday morning. Police did not identify the police officer.
Aug. 12, 2012 Story: A man is in critical but stable condition after being shot by an on-duty El Paso police officer Sunday morning, according to police.
In a release, police said that the man threatened the officer with a knife during a response to a domestic disturbance call. The call came in at 1:22 a.m.
The central patrol division officer responded to a house on the 3900 block of Piedras Street. Police said he was confronted by the man wielding a knife outside the home.
According to police, the officer commanded the man to drop his weapon, but the man refused and instead continued to threaten the officer.