NMSP: Man fired 75 rounds at police before being shot

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – State police issued a lot more details Monday about the officer-involved shooting in Los Lunas that took place over the weekend.

It started Friday night and it was wilder than we thought. State Police say 41-year-old Daniel Olguin not only fired off dozens of shots during the standoff, but one of their officers fell through a neighbor’s roof.

The whole thing played out into early Saturday morning Olguin has been recovering ever since, now in critical condition.

State Police say given how many shots were fired at officers, it’s amazing no one else was hurt.

“Mr. Olguin fired approximately 75 to 80 rounds at officers during the ordeal,” New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said.

State Police say those shots came from a high-powered rifle Friday night after when a woman called 911 saying her husband was acting erratically.

Eventually, she and the couple’s kids were able to make it out of their Los Lunas home unharmed.

State Police say Olguin fired dozens of shots at officers and at one point during the incident, a State Police officer fell through the roof of a neighboring home, suffering minor injuries.

After nearly five hours of talking with Olguin, State Police say he came outside with a rifle above his head. He later put it down after hearing orders from officers.

Moments later, State Police say bean bag rounds were fired at him when he tried to reach for the rifle. Kassetas says those didn’t work.

“Mr. Olguin was able to retrieve the rifle which he shouldered and pointed at approaching officers,” Kassetas said. “Officers then fired at Mr. Olguin.”

State Police couldn’t say where Olguin was shot. Once he’s released, he faces charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer and negligent use of a firearm.

Kassetas says three State Police officers opened fire. Their names have not been released, but we’re told one of them has been involved with an officer-involved shooting before.

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