Shooting suspect turned fugitive shot, killed by police
March 12, 2018 05:09 PM
FT. SUMNER, N.M. - A shooting suspect turned fugitive is dead following an officer-involved shooting near Ft. Sumner.
State Police say they tracked 48-year-old Andy Lucero to a field 20 miles west of Ft. Sumner near U.S. Highway 60. Officers say “for reasons that are still under investigation, shots were fired.”
Lucero was fatally injured and died at the scene. No officers were harmed.
This all started Sunday at 7 a.m. when State Police were called to a home in Ft. Sumner in reference to the violation of a restraining order. Police say Lucero entered his ex-girlfriend’s home and a fight ensued.
During the altercation, a friend of the ex-girlfriend’s showed up to the home and Lucero shot her. The friend was taken to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas with non-life-threatening injuries.
Lucero fled the scene and the search for him began. Police were alerted to a fire in Ft. Sumner where they found two structures and what they believe to have been Lucero’s car on fire. From there, they were able to track Lucero down. That’s when shots were fired and he was killed.
The investigation is ongoing as police work out the details of what led to the shooting. Agents involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave and their names will not be released until all interviews have been completed.
This is a developing story. Stay with KOB.com for any updates.
Updated: March 12, 2018 05:09 PM
Created: March 12, 2018 11:25 AM
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