ABBOTT, PATRICK REACT AFTER 20 DIE IN EL PASO SHOOTING August 07, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: Opinions Ed Sterling Texas Press After a gunman was arrested in the killing of 20 people and wounding 26 others at a popular shopping venue in El Paso on Saturday, Aug. 3, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offered thoughts and prayers. Abbott ordered flags lowered in memory of those who lost their lives and said flags should remain at half-staff through sunset on Thursday, Aug. 8. The suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas, surrendered after waves of first responders arrived on scene. Crusius was charged with capital murder. He remains in custody in El Paso. Lawmaker to take new post Rep.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!