El Paso Magazine
Monday 12 April 2021 | 13:52
The man who allegedly shot two men was arrested early in the day and during a fight at a bar in the northeastern region of town, and will be held in a county detention center, according to the El Paso Police Department (EPPD).
According to the authorities, the events took place at around 1:15 a.m. at VIP Bar & Lounge, located in Building 5201 of Fairbanks Drive.
EPPD said patrol officers rushed to the scene and found the shooter pinned into place and disarmed by other bar-goers.
An investigation revealed that a man named Alan Russell Haines, 60, caused a quarrel with another man named John Clark, 40.
Authorities confirmed that during the fighting, Haines pointed a pistol and shot Clark.
Haines then continued shooting “indiscriminately”, wounding a second victim, identified as 43-year-old Michael Johnson.
EPPD stated that Haines will be held in El Paso County Aggravated Assault Detention Center.
Investigators for crimes against persons continue to investigate.
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