Police arrest man accused of firing shots near school

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Martin Erickson

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Valencia County Sheriff’s Department says the man accused of firing shots near a school on Wednesday has been taken into custody by Bosque Farms Police.

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



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