Former deputy accused of beating mother before being shot by police

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) – A former New Mexico deputy is in trouble again, and this time he was shot by police.

It happened Thursday morning after he was accused of beating and tying up his mother, stealing her car, and cutting off his ankle monitor.

It’s turning out to be a violent year for the one-time lawman.

Back in May, State Police say former Grant County deputy Michael Aguirre ran his wife and three children off the road. When officers arrived, Aguirre fled from officers on foot.

A Silver City Police officer found him hiding in a bush, but then he threw officers for a loop.

Police found him unconscious. They say he was high and they raced him to the hospital.

Aguirre was eventually arrested and faced a slew of charges — among them, aggravated battery and child abuse.

Wednesday night, he was at it again. Las Cruces Police say Aguirre tied up his mother, beat her, stole money and her car, and cut off his court ordered ankle monitor.

Just after 1 a.m. Silver City Police tracked him down. Investigators say he rammed a patrol car, so an officer shot him in the neck.

Police say Aguirre will be fine. However, he now faces a long list of new charges.

State Police are currently investigating the shooting. 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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