Suspect Identified in Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 5:25pm

EL PASO — Police have identified the man who was shot to death after attacking an officer with a knife last week. His name was Bernardo Gutierrez-Morales, a 56-year-old man that was homeless since absconding from a Horizon half-way house in August of 2011. Morales was a resident of the half-way house as part of his parole for a Sexual Assault conviction

Gutierrez-Morales was said to be a criminal suspect and displayed a knife in a threatening manner, which led to the deadly shooting. It happened on Alameda near Ysleta High school. The officer involved is said to be a 12-year-veteran and is currently on administrative leave.

The investigation continues and no further details are being released at this time.


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