NMSP: Officer shot in the face during chase in Alamogordo
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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — An officer with the Alamogordo Police Department is in stable but critical condition following a shootout overnight.
Police say the man who shot at the officer is 26-year-old Dominic De La O.
At around 2 a.m. Saturday, officers attempted to pull De La O over near Puerto Rico Avenue and 9th Street, but he sped off.
Soon after, officers found his car crashed near Delaware and 1st Street. Police saw De La O attempting to run away.
“Officers gave chase in which shots were fired,” a news release stated.
Police say De La O shot an officer in the face with a sawed-off shotgun. That officer was taken to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to a trauma center.
Another officer shot De La O in the leg. He has already been released from the hospital and is in custody.
De La O had pulled a gun on officers in January and was also shot during that confrontation.
This is a developing story. Stay with KOB 4 Eyewitness News and KOB.com for updates.
NMSP investigating OIS involving @AlamogordoPD near Delaware and 1st Street. Officer struck by gunfire and is in critical condition. Suspect also struck, his injury is believed to be non life threatening. More information will be sent out via press release when available. pic.twitter.com/iSKsWmWSWu— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) July 15, 2023