Hours-long standoff at Curry County jail ends after suspect shoots himself

CURRY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A standoff in the Curry County Detention Center ended with the armed man shooting himself.

A four-hour long standoff happened Thursday after 28-year-old Wesley Flores pulled out a gun while being booked.

Flores did survive but remains in critical condition in a Lubbock hospital.

Authorities are now questioning how Flores got his hands on a gun and whether he was patted down before being arrested.

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