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State Police: 2 found dead after shootings at campground

September 4, 2018

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police says it is investigating a fatal shooting involving Bernalillo police officers and a related homicide.

The State Police said one of two officers responding to a report of a shooting at a campground fired multiple shots Monday evening when 70-year-old Fernand “Fred” Lete of Rio Rancho opened the door of a camp trailer while armed with a revolver.

According to the State Police, Lete then barricaded himself inside trailer but eventually was found fatally wounded inside the camper along with 55-year-old Michael LaPlante of Rio Rancho, who was deceased.

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