One man is dead and law enforcement is searching for the suspect after an aggravated robbery turned into a murder Friday night at the El Paso International Airport.
According to the El Paso Police Department their Officers from the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center received a call for service at the El Paso International Airport for an aggravated robbery that had just occurred.
When the arrived, officers found a 49-year-old male dead in the parking lot of the airport. The Crimes Against Persons preliminary
investigation indicates this is not a random incident, and there is no threat at the airport.
No subjects are in custody, and no arrests have been made in the murder.
EPPD officials added that Crimes Against Detectives will continue the investigation at the airport into the noon hours.
El Paso International Airport’s El Paso Aviation Director Sam Rodriguez released the following statement:
“We are shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic event. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to the victim’s family, Southwest Airlines, and all those impacted by the incident. We are fully cooperating with investigators, and we are grateful to our law enforcement and first responders for their quick response to the emergency. The airport remains open as we work with law enforcement to provide a safe flying experience.”
According to KTSM 9 News Southwest Airlines – where the man was employed – issued a statement as well.
The El Paso Police Department is asking the community if they have any information; please contact the police at (915) 832-4400 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477
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