Officers identified in Carlsbad police shooting

Carlsbad police shooting crime scene

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police has identified the two officers involved in the deadly police shooting of an escaped inmate in Carlsbad Monday.

Sgt. Edward Duarte and Officer David DeSantiago were both involved in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Troy Kirkpatrick.

Police say Kirkpatrick was at a doctor’s appointment Monday morning when he assaulted a detention officer, escaped form the doctor’s office, stole a van and got away.

Carlsbad police chased after him.

Kirkpatrick eventually crashed into a person’s fence and that is when he was shot.

Investigators did not say how many times Kirkpatrick was shot.

The investigation continues. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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