Deputies searching for man accused of firing shots near school

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Martin Erickson

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Deputies are looking for a man they say fired shots near a school and led them on a chase.

Wednesday, students at Valencia Middle School were working on a community project when they heard gunshots. A shelter-in-place was ordered.

Deputies say the gunman, Martin Erickson, ran from them in a stolen car and tried to get rid of the gun on the way.

Meanwhile, a school resource officer responding to the call hit another driver, who died in the crash. 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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