Suspect in custody following officer-involved shooting in Ruidoso

New Mexico News

RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Ruidoso Friday morning. According to the Ruidoso Police Department, officers were dispatched around 4:38 a.m. to 100 block of Chiracahua Lane. After arriving, they found a man deceased. He was later identified as 42-year-old Nathaniel Chee.

Police began to investigate the scene and a suspect was named. According to a news release, officers attempted to locate the suspect. They tried to stop him while he was driving on U.S. Highway 70.

Police say he refused to stop and after a short pursuit, crashed the vehicle he was driving. They also say a Ruidoso Downs Police Department discharged his weapon during the incident. The suspect was taken into custody without injury and all officers involved are okay.

No other information has been released at this time.

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