Man wounded in Los Lunas officer-involved shooting

Created: 03/24/2014 7:53 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Los Lunas.

On Sunday night, two Los Lunas police officers at the Hilltop Terrace Apartments spotted a stolen car that had been involved in a chase with Belen police.

As the officers investigated the car, they noticed a man and woman walking out of one of the apartments toward them. According to state police, the man was holding an assault-style rifle.

The officers told the man to drop the weapon, but police said he then pointed it toward them. Both officers fired and the man was hit multiple times.

The man was taken to UNM Hospital to undergo surgery. His condition is not known at this time.

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