NMSP: Teen shot by deputy was drunk and armed

Algodones deputy-involved shooting
Teen in critical condition after deputy-involved shooting.

ALGODONES, N.M. (KRQE) – State police have released more details about an officer involved shooting in Algodones last week.

Investigators now say the 17-year-old boy shot and wounded by a Sandoval County deputy had been drinking.

Deputies say they were responding to a call about a man with a high-powered rifle. When they arrived and told the teen to drop the gun. Shortly after, Deputy Jacob Hopkins shot and hit the boy twice.

He was taken to UNM Hospital where he’s in stable condition.

Police have still not released his name.

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