I've only seen the Ben Stiller remake of the '70s buddy cop television show "Starsky and Hutch," but an incident that happened in downtown El Paso makes me think that it probably happened in the show too.

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Imagine being a police officer and witnessing a drug deal gone wrong right in front of you. Well, that's exactly what happened to an El Paso Police sergeant from the Westside regional command on Saturday, January 15th at 2:00 a.m.

The unnamed officer was in his police cruiser stopped at the intersection of Stanton and Mississippi Street, in downtown El Paso. That's when the officer observed a silver Cadillac parked, in a lot, in the very early morning.

The officer witnessed a group of individuals outside the car arguing with each other. Then, apparently, the driver of the Cadillac, David Gerardo Calderon, 25, pulled out a gun and fired one shot in the air causing the other individuals to run.

That's when the brave sergeant, full lights and sirens, pulled into the parking lot and ordered Calderon to exit his vehicle. After searching his vehicle the officer discovered the presence of cocaine. This little fact makes me think that this might have been a type of drug deal gone wrong.

The shooter Calderon was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm, the unlawful carry of a weapon, and the possession of a controlled substance.

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