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A Texas sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a routine traffic stop in the early hours of Friday morning.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed the shooting happened at 1:50 am on March 22, after officer Peter Herrera pulled over a vehicle for headlight and registration violations in San Elizario.
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As Herrera approached the car, one of the suspects allegedly got out of the vehicle and fired several shots at the deputy.
Unable to return fire, Herrera was struck several times in the attack, sustaining gunshot wounds to the body and the back of his head.
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A spokesperson for the police force said the bullet narrowly missed Herrera's brain.
The two men in the car then threw their weapons and fled the scene on foot. They were later found hiding in a shed two blocks...
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