Officer-involved shooting in Las Cruces under investigation


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – An investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces Police say officers were assisting the U.S. Marshals Service with the arrest of wanted suspect outside of a Lowe’s grocery store near Solona Drive and Missouri Avenue. That’s when police say a suspect pulled a knife and slashed a Las Cruces police officer. Another police officer fired his gun, shooting the suspect.

The suspect was rushed to a local hospital. The officer was also taken to the hospital, but is expected to be OK.

Police did not say what the suspect was wanted for.

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