El Paso man arrested for shooting after argument at West Side bar

An El Paso man was arrested for allegedly shooting another man after a fight at a West Side bar, police said.

The El Paso Police Department was called out at 2:30 am Thursday to the 6200 block of Dew Drive in response to a shooting. A 30-year-old man with gunshot wounds was discovered and taken to a hospital after police provided first aid. The man is in critical, but stable condition, police said.

An investigation conducted by Crimes Against Persons detectives revealed the man had been in a verbal altercation at Lloyd’s Pub with 21-year-old Matthew Romero of El Paso, police said. Both men allegedly left the bar and the argument continued. Romero is accused of shooting the man with a handgun.

El Paso police at a crime scene. File art.

A warrant was obtained for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Romero was arrested and booked in the Downtown jail on a $150,000 bond.

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This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: El Paso Police argument at bar led to West Side shooting Thursday

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