Officer involved shooting occurs in Roswell Friday night

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – An officer involved shooting occurred a little before nine p.m. at a Taco Bell on the 3,000 block of North Main in Roswell.

The Roswell Police and Chaves County Sheriff were assisting the FBI in a narcotics investigation.  A drug transaction appeared to be taking place through surveillance so the task force approached the suspects in one or two vehicles.

According to police, one suspect fired at the officers and hit one.  Multiple officers fired back, killing the suspect. The other suspects were taken into custody.

The injured officer was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

The names of the suspects have yet to be released. No charges have been filed at this time.

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