Clown-masked robber shoots man outside El Paso plasma donation center, police say

A 38-year-old man was shot and wounded by a person in a clown mask during a robbery attempt Tuesday night in the parking lot of a plasma donation center in the Lower Valley, El Paso police said.

Dorian Carlos Reveles, 20, of the Lower Valley, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being taken into custody about 9 p.m. Wednesday by the U.S. Marshal's Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, police said.

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Reveles is accused of shooting a man at about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Talecris Plasma Resources, 8631 North Loop Drive in the Pendale area near Lee Trevino Drive.

Police said that a man was sitting in a parked car when he was approached by a person in a clown mask who pointed a handgun at him during a robbery attempt. The man was shot after a struggle for the gun.

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The wounded man was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition, according to a police news statement issued Thursday.

An investigation by detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit resulted in the arrest of Reveles, who is being held under a $100,000 bond at the El Paso County Jail in Downtown. Reveles' jail booking photo has not been released because the investigation continues.

El Paso police lights flash at a crime scene. File art.
El Paso police lights flash at a crime scene. File art.

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