NMSP: Suspect dead after Sunland Park police shooting

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SUNLAND PARK, N.M. — New Mexico State Police says at least one Sunland Park police officer fired their weapon and a suspect was killed.

On Feb. 23, around 11:50 p.m., Sunland Park police responded to a report of an intoxicated man who got into an argument with two people at a home. While officers were investigating, they say the man pulled out a gun and one of the officers fired at him.

The man, identified as 42-year-old Leonardo Hernandez, was struck and taken to a hospital in El Paso. Hernandez later died at the hospital.

All Sunland Park officers are uninjured. State Police says the shooting happened in the 100 block of Calle Diaz.

New Mexico State Police is continuing to investigate. Stay with KOB.com and KOB 4 Eyewitness News for more updates.