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UPDATE: Barricaded teenage suspect arrested, believed to be involved in Central El Paso shooting



UPDATE: A SWAT standoff Saturday night led to the arrest of a barricaded teenage suspect who authorities believe is connected with the shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

According to KVIA, the teenage suspect exited the home in the 3400 block of McConnell in North East El Paso around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Sources say he surrendered peacefully while apparently using his cellphone to livestream his arrest on social media.

KVIA reports police continued to surround the home until around 11 p.m., fearing there were more people inside the home.

This was not the case.

Sources say a police spokesman did not immediately know if the suspect was armed or if there were any weapons found inside the home.

According to the spokesman, the arrest was made as a “result of the shootings” that occurred around 1:50 a.m. in the 3800 block of Truman Avenue.

Numerous tips developed by gang unit and crimes against persons investigators led police to the home, says KVIA.

Sources say investigators have not yet determined a motive for murder.

The identities of the four victims and the teenage suspect have not yet been released by authorities.

Texas Breaking News will update you once more information is available.

EL PASO, Texas — A shooting that took place in Central El Paso Saturday morning left one dead and three injured.

Sources with KTSM say the shooting happened around 1:50 a.m. in the 3800 block of Truman Avenue near Travis Elementary School.

Three men and two women were reportedly taken to area hospitals after the shooting, one of the men succumbed to his injuries and died in the hospital.

KTSM reports that the victim’s family has been notified.

No suspects are currently in custody.

This is an ongoing investigation and Texas Breaking News will keep you updated once more information is available.

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Man arrested for allegedly dragging dog behind pick-up truck



El Paso Police Department

EL PASO, Texas El Paso police have arrested a man after he allegedly killed a dog while dragging it behind his truck.

A media release from the El Paso Police Department says the incident occurred on November 3 around 10 p.m.

Sources say several witnesses observed the suspect, identified as Jose Bautista, driving his Chevy pick-up truck with a German Shepherd mix tied to the back of the truck.

When witnesses confronted Bautista, he reportedly picked up the dog, which appeared to be dead, and threw it in the back of the truck before driving away.

Detectives with the Animal Cruelty Unit investigated this incident and eventually located Bautista.

He has been arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $5,000 bond.

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Former police officers accused of providing false information that caused deadly drug raid



Houston Police Department

HOUSTON, Texas — A thorough investigation has led to the arrest of two former Houston police officers accused of providing false information that caused a deadly drug raid earlier this year.

Sources from FOX News say former officers Gerald Goines (left) and Steven Bryant (right) were arrested in connection with the drug raid that occurred on January 28.

A civilian identified as Patricia Garcia was also arrested due to her alleged involvement in the incident.

Reports say 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle were killed in their home during the drug raid.

Five officers were wounded as well, according to FOX, including Goines who was shot during the raid.

Goines is reportedly being Charged with seven counts, including lying in a search warrant and making up an informant who he allegedly said had bought drugs from the home.

He allegedly confessed to buying the drugs himself.

Bryant has been Charged with falsifying records, having allegedly claimed he identified a substance bought from the home as heroin.

FOX says Garcia was Charged with providing false information.

Garcia allegedly called 911 and claimed the people inside the home were drug dealers that were using crack and heroin.

According to the DOJ, she reportedly told police that she could see her daughter inside the home.

Reports say police went to the residence after receiving the call from Garcia.

Gunfire erupted inside the home, leaving Rhogena and Dennis dead and five officers injured.

One of the officers was left paralyzed after the raid, according to FOX.

Goines and Bryant were reportedly relieved of duty after the raid and retired.

Police say they realized Goines had made up the informant when they could not find him during the investigation into the incident.

Authorities reportedly found small amounts of marijuana and cocaine inside the home, but no heroin.

FOX says family and friends of Rhogena and Dennis told police the two never sold drugs.

Goines is reportedly facing up to life in prison.

Sources say Bryant is facing up to 20 years if he is convicted.

Garcia is facing up to five years in prison.

Sources say the former officers are facing state Charges as well.

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Deputy accused of stealing from tornado-damaged Home Depot he was guarding



Dallas County Sheriff's Office

DALLAS, Texas — A Dallas County Deputy was arrested earlier this afternoon for allegedly stealing from a Home Depot that had been badly damaged by a tornado last month.

The deputy’s mugshot and bond information are currently unavailable.

Sources with CBSDFW say the Deputy, identified as Joseph Bobadilla, had been working off-duty as a guard at the Home Depot located on Forest Lane.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said Bobadilla has been Charged with Theft of Property worth $750 to $2,500, which will be enhanced due to him being a public servant.

Bobadilla allegedly took products from the damaged store, exchanged them at a different Home Depot for store credit, and used that credit to purchase items.

CBSDFW says police removed a new laundry machine from Bobadilla’s home after executing a search warrant at his residence.

“The Dallas Sheriff’s Office does not condone or support employees that break the law,” said Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown. “Our core values are integrity, professionalism and accountability and as a result, we will follow the proper procedures and guidelines in place to uphold the law and ensure the deputy is held responsible for his actions.”

Texas Breaking News will update you once more information on this ongoing investigation is available.

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