New Mexico police probe shooting involving deputy, Iowa man

August 23, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating a shooting that involves a Catron County Sheriff’s deputy.

Both the deputy and a suspect suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in Tuesday’s incident.

Sheriff’s officials say deputies were investigating the reported theft of an all-terrain vehicle from a residence near the New Mexico-Arizona border.

Deputies eventually arrested 34-year-old Everett Lee Husted Jr. of Osceola, Iowa as a possible suspect.

They say Undersheriff John Cliff Snyder’s patrol car wasn’t equipped with a prisoner barrier guard and Husted allegedly attacked Snyder.

Authorities say the undersheriff fired multiple shots in self-defense and Husted was hit in the abdomen.

Snyder and Husted were taken to a hospital for treatment and remain in stable condition.

Husted is facing several charges and will be booked into jail after his medical release.

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