UPDATE: NM State Police identify officers involved in Carlsbad s

UPDATE: NM State Police identify officers involved in Carlsbad shooting

Carlsbad, NM -

The New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau is looking into a police shooting involving the Carlsbad Police Department.

On May 19, at around 3:53 p.m., CPD officers responded to 311 Peachtree Street for a welfare check on a female.

Investigators say 47-year-old Lori Markham screamed at officers while holding a black semi-automatic handgun. Police report officers retreated and waited for SWAT to arrive. 

According to Carlsbad police, Markham walked in and out of the home armed with the handgun during negotiations pointing it at officers. New Mexico State Police report Cpl. James Logsdon, Detective Patrick Bryant and Officer Jacob Castaneda fired at Markham. 

Markham was struck by the officers gunfire and taken to the Carlsbad Medical Center Hospital where she later died.  

Cpl. Logsdon and Detective Byrant have served with the CPD for more than five years. Officer Castaneda has served with the CPD for three years. All three officers were members of the CPD SWAT Team. 

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