NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police investigated a shooting involving the Sunland Park Police Department on April 1. One officer was injured in the shooting and the suspect was taken into custody.
SPPD responded to a domestic disturbance call in Santa Teresa and learned 33-year-old Tony Gomez was outside and shooting in an unknown direction. When an officer arrived on the scene, Gomez shot at him and wounded the officer. The NMSP say Gomez, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, barricaded himself in the residence.
After a standoff, Gomez peacefully surrendered himself to the police. He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center and faces multiple charges. His charges include attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, child abuse, and kidnapping. The injured officer was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.