- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was wounded after allegedly firing at pursuing officers following a chase that started in western Texas and ended about 70 miles away in eastern New Mexico.

Texas troopers and Amarillo police pursued the SUV on Interstate 40 from Amarillo to just inside New Mexico around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

New Mexico State Police say at least one Texas trooper fired shots and that a 33-year-old Mario Montes of Amarillo is hospitalized in critical but stable condition with a wound to the lower abdomen.

Three other people were taken into custody.

Amarillo police say the chase began when a driver refused to pull over during a traffic stop and that the driver fired at officers several times during the incident.

Police say no officers were injured.

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