Man injured, 3 dogs killed in Portales standoff

Map of Portales New Mexico

PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – A standoff in southern New Mexico left one man shot and three of his dogs dead.

Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department said it started around 7 a.m. in Portales, after a 45-year-old man was upset over being evicted.

They say he broke the windows of the house with a rifle and threatened to kill officers and himself.

When officers finally talked the man out, they say they saw the suspect had shot himself in the chest and found three of his dogs dead in the home.

The suspect told police that he was afraid no one would take care of the animals.

He was flown to a hospital and is in critical condition. 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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