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Fatal shooting of Las Cruces suspect found to be justified

The Associated Press
September 06, 2019 06:55 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Law enforcement officers involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect outside a Las Cruces Home Depot will not be charged.
    
The Third Judicial District Attorney's Office said in a statement Friday that the June shooting of Francisco Tarin was justified.
    
Prosecutors say Tarin shot at a Las Cruces patrol officer and a round went through the officer's windshield and hit him in the neck.
    
Las Cruces police and officers from other agencies responded and found Tarin near a Home Depot store.
    
Authorities say they used less lethal devices to try and subdue Tarin and demanded he put down his firearm.
    
They ended up exchanging gun fire with Tarin.
    
A review done by police and a multi-agency task force says officers faced reasonable fear for their lives.
 

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