The El Paso Police Department has charged 38-year-old Joe Herrera with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after Saturday’s shooting at Casita Linda Restaurant that sent two men to the hospital.

Police say 36-year old Daniel Castro and his brother, 37-year old Jesus Castro, went to the restaurant to pick up a take-out order of food. Daniel Castro was a former employee of the restaurant and entered the kitchen area while his brother waited in the lobby. Herrera (manager) and D. Castro became engaged in a verbal argument and D. Castro was told to leave and pay for the take-out order of food.

D. Castro refused to pay and a scuffle occurred in the lobby. Herrera followed D. Castro and J. Castro into the parking lot where the confrontation continued and Herrera shot both D. Castro and J. Castro. D. Castrol and J. Castro were transported to University Medical Center where both were listed in critical but stable condition. Herrera was booked into the El Paso County Jail on two counts of Agg. Assault with a Deadly Weapon and his was set at $5,000 for each count.


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