Roswell man who prompted police shooting sentenced to federal prison


Jose Diaz-Montelongo

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A Roswell man will serve more than 17 years in federal prison for a chase that led to an officer-involved shooting.

Jose Diaz-Montelongo pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges stemming from an incident in September 2017. He fled from Chaves County deputies and ended up at a shooting range, where he opened fire with an assault rifle.

After a 2-hour standoff, Diaz-Montelongo surrendered. This week, a federal judge sentenced Diaz-Montelongo. He is still awaiting trial on state charges.

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