EL PASO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A West Texas sheriff’s deputy, who was critically wounded Friday in a shooting during a traffic stop, has died.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s office confirmed the death of Deputy Peter Herrera in a statement on Facebook.READ MORE: Liana Wallace On 'Survivor' All-Black Alliance Falling Apart: 'Just Wanted Us To Make Top 8, Then We Can Have World War II''
Despite being shot multiple times, authorities had said on Friday that they expected Herrera to survive the shooting because he was wearing a protective vest.READ MORE: SMU Researchers Help Develop Technology That Allows Cameras To See Around The Corner
Herrera was shot around 1:50 a.m. Friday after stopping a vehicle in San Elizario, about 25 miles southeast of El Paso along the U.S.-Mexico border. Authorities say a man in the vehicle started shooting after the deputy asked the driver to step out of the car.
The suspected gunman, 27-year-old Facundo Chavez, was initially booked on an attempted capital murder charge. A woman initially arrested with Chavez was released.MORE NEWS: Dallas Sheriffs Ask Public For Help Finding Missing Seagoville Man
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