Deputies: Officer involved in shooting at Elephant Butte

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Sierra County Sheriff’s Office deputies have confirmed that there was an officer involved shooting on Tuesday.

According to officials, it happened at Elephant Butte Lake near the east side of the Elephant Butte dam. It happened at about 1:30 p.m.

Deputies say when they arrived they found a man with a gun; the suspect pointed the gun at deputies and they fired, killing him, according to authorities.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. 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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