- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - Police say a Rio Rancho man shot his father and turned the gun on himself after an hours-long standoff.

Authorities say the 41-year-old suspect died at a hospital Sunday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The suspect’s 68-year-old father, who was shot in the chest, is in stable condition.

Officers responded to a residence where shots had been fired at 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

They saw the victim lying outside the front door while the suspect was visible inside holding a rifle.

Police were able to carry the victim to waiting paramedics.

Police negotiators then attempted to speak with the suspect for more than six hours.

Officers say the suspect then came out and shot himself with the rifle.

Police are not releasing either man’s name pending family notification.

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