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: 'So Casual', Fort Worth Police Seek Suspects Who Stole, Destroyed Golf Carts From Resort
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: Remains Found In Dallas ID'd As Missing Executive James Alan White
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: Suspect In Custody After Child Found Dead In Street In Dallas Neighborhood
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