Quay County Sheriff's deputy shoots, kills hostage-taker
June 19, 2018 10:25 PM
QUAY COUNTY, N.M. – A man who was holding another man hostage was killed in Tucumcari.
Police responded to the hostage situation at 1309 South 7th Street in Tucumcari Tuesday morning. That's where Tucumcari officers found Robert Roybal, 55, holding a knife to a man's neck.
A New Mexico State Police officer arrived while officers were trying to negotiate with Roybal. The officer fired a shot through a bedroom window, but missed the suspect.
Negotiations continued for about an hour. At around 4:50 a.m., a Quay County Sheriff's officer saw Roybal pushing the knife harder against the hostage's throat. That officer shot at Roybal, striking and killing him.
The victim was rescued and treated by paramedics.
Updated: June 19, 2018 10:25 PM
Created: June 19, 2018 06:38 AM
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