Man allegedly throws woman off third floor balcony in East El Paso


Geomel Shaffa, 21, is charged with Attempted Murder

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 8:39pm

Officers arrested an El Paso man for allegedly throwing a woman off the third floor balcony of an apartment in East El Paso.

Police said Geomel Shaffa, 21, got into a fight with Mariza Shaffa, 21, at an apartment on Viscount and Braham Saturday morning. They said it escalated and Geomel Shaffa threw her off the third floor balcony and she landed on the gravel below.

As police officers were arresting Geomel Shaffa, they said he also punched an officer in the face.

They charged Geomel Shaffa with Attempted Murder, Assault on a Public Servant and Resisting Arrest. His bond is set at $600,000.

Mariza Shaffa had injuries to her ribs, skull, upper back and lung. Paramedics rushed her Del Sol Medical Center. Police did not release how the two are related.


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