LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Dispatch recordings reveal that the wanted man who was fatally shot by a Dona Ana County sheriff’s detective outside a Las Cruces motel suffered from gunshot wounds to his neck and chest.
Las Cruces Sun-News reports that in the recordings released by the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority, officers can be heard saying that 34-year-old Michael Malone didn’t have a pulse before emergency workers responded to the scene.
Emergency workers reportedly arrived to find one gunshot in Malone’s neck and two in his chest.
Authorities had tried to serve a warrant on Malone on June 29 when he fled from a motel window and was believed to be armed.
After a brief confrontation, Malone was shot and killed in an alleyway.
The shooting continues to be investigated.