An armed suspect who threatened an El Paso officer at is fatally shot

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The El Paso Police Department has released body camera footage from an officer-involved shooting that happened at a car wash in El Paso’s Upper Valley earlier this month.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. on March 5 along the 5800 block of Doniphan. Police initially said that an officer was checking on a subject and during the encounter, police said the officer discharged his weapon and the subject died at the scene.

KTSM did a followup story on March 12 in which a Las Cruces family identified the man who was killed as Michael Estrada. Police had not previously identified the man before.

The family told KTSM that they had many questions about the incident.

In the video, the officer repeatedly tells the man, who is sitting in his car, to get out of his car and to relax. The officer also tells the man several times to show him what was in his hand. At one point, the man, who identified himself as Michael Estrada, said he had a gun.

The man also asked the officer several times, “Do you want to go home tonight?”

The officer is then shown firing his weapon multiple times.

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