Investigation begins in fatal officer-involved shooting in Deming; suspect identified

New Mexico News

DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating a deadly shooting involving Deming Police on Tuesday. NMSP reports that the incident occurred near Spruce and Zinc in Deming and that no officers were injured.

NMSP says on Nov. 24, 37-year-old Lorenzo Aguilar led officers on a high-speed chase, with speeds exceeded 100 mph, through town before he crashed into a wall at the corner of Pine and Zinc, ran behind a house. According to an NMSP news release, a second DPD officer arrived on the scene and Aguilar fired shots at the officers. Two DPD officers returned fire striking Aguilar. Police say Aguilar was hit and died at the hospital.

According to the same news release, the identities of the officers involved will not be released until interviews are completed and police say the investigation is still active. No other information was provided.

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