State Police says certainly one of its officers and two Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed an individual of curiosity in “a number of homicides” following an in a single day chase and standoff south of Belen.
The male — whose id and age haven’t been launched — was wished on suspicion of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon on a family member and had a violent prison historical past, State Police mentioned in a information launch. The multi-agency pursuit started late Friday night time, when the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office alerted State Police that the male was heading south on Interstate 25 in a maroon Ford F-350 pickup truck. State Police used tire deflation gadgets at milepost 195 close to Belen to attempt to cease him.
“The driver of the Ford drove over the gadgets and continued to journey south on Interstate 25,” the discharge mentioned.
At one level, the male drove by means of Belen, drove the incorrect method down an off ramp and commenced driving south within the northbound lanes of I-25.
A State Police officer used a “pursuit intervention approach,” forcing the truck to roll within the filth shoulder of the freeway, the place BCSO SWAT officers, Belen Police Department officers and State Police converged, in keeping with the discharge.
“Officers gave the male driver quite a few instructions to exit the automobile and give up peacefully,” the discharge mentioned. “At some level in the course of the encounter, two BCSO deputies together with the New Mexico State Police officer discharged their department-issued firearms towards the male topic. The male topic was struck by gunfire at the least as soon as.”
State Police mentioned officers rendered support to the male, however he died on scene.
State Police and the Office of the Medical Investigator are working to positively determine the male, the discharge mentioned.
I-25’s northbound lanes have been closed at mileposts 175 and 190 close to Belen, in keeping with NMRoads.com.
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