New Mexico State Police investigate officer-involved shooting

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ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico State Police say they’re investigating a non-fatal shooting involving Espanola police and the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office.

They say Espanola police responded to a stolen vehicle call around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say the vehicle was found and a pursuit ensued on State Road 503.

Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s officers joined in the pursuit and eventually halted the vehicle using stop sticks.

Police say the suspect rammed several police vehicles trying to escape, resulting in officers and deputies firing shots at the vehicle.

The suspect and passenger both escaped injury and both have been taken into custody.

The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is investigating the shooting.

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