NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting involving the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. They say at around 8 a.m. Friday morning, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a chase with 24-year-old Dion Isaac Lueras Ortiz. The pursuit was canceled by sheriff’s deputies near Vaughn and was taken over by New Mexico State Police and the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office.
An NMSP officer began following Ortiz northbound on U.S. Highway 54 and eventually onto U.S. Highway 84. They say Ortiz drove away from police and was able to continue despite driving over tire deflation devices. Eventually near Romeroville, two San Miguel County deputies deployed another tire deflation device and he came to a stop a short distance down the road.
That’s when they say Ortiz exited the vehicle and threw an object at the two deputies who both shot at him. Neither Ortiz nor the deputies were injured. Ortiz was taken into custody for three warrants including two misdemeanor charges of violating a restraining order and a felony charge of aggravated stalking.