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Las Cruces police shoot, kill man who attacked officer

August 5, 2018

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that a 29-year-old man was killed by a Las Cruces police officer after having injured another officer.

The Las Cruces Police Department says police were dispatched to a home about 10:30 p.m. Friday after receiving a report of a disturbance. Police say that shortly after arriving at the home, one of the officers was injured by the 29-year-old man. The officer suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police say another officer fired his gun, killing the 29-year-old man.

The Sun-News reports that police did not identify the man who was shot and killed or the police officers involved in the incident. Police say the officer who fired the fatal shot will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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