Police: El Paso delivery driver shoots, kills man who allegedly threatened him with pole

A delivery driver allegedly was threatened with a wooden pole before he fatally shot a man during a home delivery Saturday in South El Paso, police said.

The 40-year-old deliveryman from Northeast El Paso has not been criminally charged as homicide detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit continue their investigation into the fatal shooting, police officials said Tuesday.

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The man killed in the shooting was identified by police as 44-year-old Michael Kroll of Central El Paso. The name of the driver has not been released by police because he hasn't been charged.

The incident occurred at 1:06 p.m. Saturday at a residence in the 100 block of Brown Street by Myrtle Avenue in the Magoffin area east of Downtown.

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During the delivery, the driver was approached by Kroll, who started to argue before allegedly threatening the deliveryman with a wooden pole. The driver shot Kroll, who died at University Medical Center of El Paso, police said.

A police spokesman would not say what the driver was delivering nor disclose details of the altercation because of the ongoing investigation.

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