Pellet gun fired at 3 police officers in Las Cruces

Las Cruces police department

LAS CRUCES (AP) – Authorities in Las Cruces are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify a person who fired a pellet gun at three police officers, striking one of them on the leg.

The city Police Department says no officers were injured in the Thursday evening incident that occurred as the officers investigated two drivers’ reports of their windows being shattered.

Police they believe the shots might have been fired from or near a nearby business’ parking lot, but no suspect description is available.

According to police, the shooter could possible face a fourth-degree felony charge of battery on a police officer. 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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