El Paso Deputy in critical condition after being shot in head during traffic stop

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SAN ELIZARIO, Texas (KTSM) – One deputy is in critical condition following an overnight shooting in San Elizario.

El Paso County Sheriff Officials say the incident started as a traffic stop around 2 a.m. near the 1000 block of Chicken Ranch Road.

According to officials, a man and a woman were inside the vehicle.

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles tells says when the deputy involved told the suspects to get out of the vehicle, they immediately opened fire, shooting the deputy multiple times, including once in the head.

Wiles says that the bullet missed the deputy’s brain.

According to authorities, the suspects threw their weapons and took off running, hiding in a shed down the street before being arrested shortly after.

El Paso County Sheriff Officials have identified the deputy who was shot only as Deputy Herrera, and have not named the suspects.

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