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Las Cruces police officer cleared in shooting of a bicycist

The Associated Press
June 13, 2018 09:54 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Third Judicial District Attorney's Office has determined that a Las Cruces police officer's actions were justified in a shooting that injured a bicyclist two months ago.
    
The April 27 shooting injured a 29-year-old man who refused a police officer's multiple commands to stop.
    
Lapel camera video shows the suspect holding a handgun in one image.
    
A responding police officer ultimately fired four rounds that struck the suspect.
    
It was later determined that the handgun that the suspect drew was a BB gun.
    
The suspect - identified as Myron Oveide - is facing charges of aggravated assault upon a peace officer and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.
    
Police say lapel camera video of the incident is not being released at this time because Oveide's case is pending prosecution.

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