Police are investigating the death of a Southwest Airlines employee who was initially reported as having been shot near an employee’s parking lot near El Paso airport.
Law enforcement initially responded to a horrendous call from the airport. Once they arrived they found the worker’s body, aged 49.
On November 21, police learned that the attack was not random, and assured that airport passengers were safe.
Police also determined that the victim was not murdered during the robbery that initially took them to the airport and was not shot, as was initially believed.
“The El Paso Police Department has received several calls asking about airport security. Following the incident on Friday, where a male employee was killed in the parking lot. The Crimes Against Persons Unit determined an ongoing investigation by that this case was not the result of a robbery. Furthermore, no shooting took place,” the El Paso Police Department said in a statement.
“This crime took place outside in a parking lot and never affected the airport. Preliminary investigations suggest the victim and the persons involved knew each other. Due to the ongoing investigation, the manner of death cannot be released at this time.” The Police Department does not believe this was a random act, and poses any immediate danger to the public or passengers.”
Southwest Airlines issued a statement addressing the death.
“This is a heartbreaking, tragic loss for the Southwest team, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family of our colleague, loved ones, and their extended Southwest family. While we have our full support for the active investigation carried out by local law enforcement Going offer Southwest leadership is focused on supporting our employees,” the airline said.
The El Paso aviation director, Sam Rodriguez, also offered his sympathies to the worker’s family in a statement. He added that “the airport remains open as we work with law enforcement to provide a safe flying experience”.
So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the death there. Police revealed they were searching for at least one robber, but stated that other suspects have been involved in the night’s incidents.
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