Las Cruces police officer cleared in shooting of a bicycist
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office has determined that a Las Cruces police officer’s actions were justified in a shooting that injured a bicyclist two months ago.
The April 27 shooting injured a 29-year-old man who refused a police officer’s multiple commands to stop.
Lapel camera video shows the suspect holding a handgun in one image.
A responding police officer ultimately fired four rounds that struck the suspect.
It was later determined that the handgun that the suspect drew was a BB gun.
The suspect — identified as Myron Oveide — is facing charges of aggravated assault upon a peace officer and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.
Police say lapel camera video of the incident is not being released at this time because Oveide’s case is pending prosecution.