Officer Involved Shooting
New Mexico State police are investigating a deadly police shooting in southeastern New Mexico. They said Lovington police were called to a house on West Jerfferson around 2 p.m. Saturday. State police say while Lovington police were investigating the incident, officers opened fire. A male was struck and taken to the hospital, where he later died. It’s unclear what caused the officers to shoot or how many of them fired.
New Mexico State police are searching for a teen who they say may be in danger. Devon Anthony Aragon, 13, was last seen at Carlos F. Vigil Middle School in Espanola on Friday. Aragon was wearing blue khaki pants, a blue polo shirt, white Jordan tennis shoes, and a blue “Oklahoma Thunder” hooded sweatshirt. If you know where he is, call NMSP.
State Police Officer Sued
A southern New Mexico ranch for troubled youth is suing a state police officer for his investigation of abuse allegations. Scott and Colette Chandler, who operate the Tierra Blanca Ranch Youth program, filed a complaint in federal court last week against Officer Felipe Gonzales. According to the suit, authorities and state child welfare workers used a ranch employee’s accidental death as a way to launch an investigation on behalf of a disgruntled parent. The couple said state officials entered the ranch without a search warrant and interviewed youth residents without permission.
One Person Shot Near UNMH
Police are investigating a shooting in southeast Albuquerque. APD said the victim was in a car that was driving on Girard, approaching Gibson, when someone in another car started shooting at them. The victim was shot, but is expected to survive. That person’s identity has not been released.