State Police continue Eddy County shooting investigation

New Mexico State Police

EDDY COUNTY (KRQE) – State Police are investigating a police shooting in Eddy County.

It happened Wednesday at around 4:30 in the afternoon.

Investigators say deputies from Eddy County and officers from the Carlsbad Police Department initiated a pursuit after a man they were trying to pull over fled. At one point, the law enforcement officers shot at the suspect hitting him near county Road 41 and US 2-85.

He was injured, but should recover. Police did later find a gun near the suspect.

Investigators haven’t said if the suspect fired shots at any point. 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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