ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A Roswell Police officer shot and killed a man Saturday night after the man pointed a gun at officers.
The incident originated with a call at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday regarding a pickup truck driving erratically. It was later learned that the driver of the vehicle, 33-year-old Robert Guerin, was also seen pointing a gun from the truck.
Roswell Police say they tried to pull the vehicle over, but instead Guerin pulled into his own driveway on the 700 block of South Aspen Ave. A passenger got out of the vehicle and told officers that Guerin had a gun. Guerin exited the vehicle shortly after carrying a shotgun and refused commands to drop the weapon.
Police say they negotiated with Guerin for about 20 minutes before he positioned himself behind another vehicle, holding the gun on the hood and pointing it at officers. A Roswell Police officer fired one shot, hitting Guerin. Guerin was taken to the hospital where he died.
The officer, who has been with the department for five years, is on standard administrative leave. The shooting is being investigated by New Mexico State Police, Chaves County Sheriff, and Roswell Police Department.