Police shooting involving Valencia County Sheriff's Office - FOX34 Lubbock

Police shooting involving Valencia County Sheriff's Office

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Los Lunas, NM -

On August 23, 2018, around 9:30 a.m. the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a burglary in progress at #6 East Bizaro Ave, in Valencia County.

Deputies arrived and located two suspects at the residence.  For reasons that are still under investigation a female suspect was struck by gunfire from a deputy during the encounter and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The second suspect, a male, was successfully taken into custody by deputies.

The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate the incident.  The investigation is still very preliminary, and the identification of the deputies and suspects will not be released at this time.  When more information is available State Police will send out an additional press release.

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