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Police: Suspect pointed gun at deputies before they opened fire

KOB Web Staff
May 01, 2019 06:33 PM

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. - New Mexico State Police is investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Valencia County.


Around 12 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Valencia County Sheriff's Office was received a report about someone stealing a gun.

When deputies arrived at 682 Meadlowlake Road, the suspected gun thief, 37-year-old Isaac Pineda, announced that he had a rifle pointed at them, according to New Mexico State Police.

Deputies reportedly backed away and Pineda's family got out of the home.

However, when Pineda came out of the home, he pointed the gun at the deputies. According to police, that's when the deputies fired upon Pineda.

"I went hiding under my Expedition because I was scared. I was scared of the shots," said Geraldine Pineda, the suspect's mother. "And he comes out and I don't know who fired the first shots. All of a sudden I see my son on the ground taking his last breaths."

He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt.

According to police, Pineda had an extensive criminal history.


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