El Paso Police have arrested a suspect who they believe shot a police officer in South Central El Paso Tuesday. 

Police apprehended the suspect, who they described as a Hispanic male, at around 8 p.m. at a residence. 

The crisis management team made contact with the suspect but he refused to come out. After several hours, SWAT used gas in the residence to apprehend the suspect. He was then taken into custody. 

No shots were fired and the suspect did not have any injuries, KVIA reports.

Police said officers were investigating a suspicious suspect call shortly after 12 p.m. Tuesday when they encountered a suspect who approached them with a weapon. The suspect fired at the officers and ran away, a police spokesman said. One of the officers was shot in the hand and transported to a nearby hospital. Shortly after 4 p.m., police said the wounded officer had been treated and released from the hospital.

 

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