NMSU campus police say armed student shot, wounded

New Mexico State University NMSU

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Campus police at New Mexico State University say the armed man shot and wounded by police is a 28-year-old student, and is expected to recover.

Police say the student, who has not been identified, was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in the leg during a late-night confrontation with campus police in Las Cruces.

Campus police and university spokesman Justin Bannister said the shooting occurred late Monday night after two officers responded to a report of a man with a gun at apartments on campus. Campus Police Chief Stephen Lopez says the student appeared in a police body camera video to be threatening another person when an officer arrived.

Lopez says an officer opened fire when the student did not comply with commands.

He did not provide more details.

No one else was reported injured.

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