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Roswell police shoot, kill suspect

Tamara Lopez
Updated: April 16, 2021 05:27 PM
Created: April 16, 2021 04:07 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Police shot and killed a person in Roswell Thursday night.

The incident happened at the corner of Main and 19th Street.

According to Roswell police, officers were assisting the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office after a vehicle fled from a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. 

The Chaves County Sheriff’s Department said the suspect eventually stopped in the parking lot of J.P. Stone Community Bank.  

The suspect got out and began running. Police say he then produced a gun.

RPD said its officers shot the suspect, who was transported to Eastern Medical Center and later died.   

The RPD officers who fired shots have now been placed on administrative leave, which the department said is standard procedure.

The suspect’s identity has not been released at this time.  

New Mexico State Police are investigating the shooting. 


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