Officer fatally wounds armed suspect


Imperial Valley Narcotics Task ForceEL CENTRO – On Thursday, January 30, law enforcement officers assigned to the Imperial County Narcotics Task Force were involved in an officer involved shooting on the 500 block of Woodward in El Centro.


The imperial County Narcotics Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from municipal, state, and federal agencies. A total of five law enforcement officers, from three different agencies (United States Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Agency, and Imperial County District Attorney), engaged an armed suspect who was fatally wounded.


The El Centro Police Department is working in collaboration with state and federal agencies.


The investigation is ongoing and members of the public with information related to this investigation are urged to contact the El Centro Police Department Investigations Division at 760-337-4525.