- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have identified the two Carlsbad police officers involved in a fatal shooting of a suspect.

New Mexico State Police say Sgt. Edward Duarte and Officer David DeSantiago fired shots Monday at 24-year-old Troy Kirkpatrick, who was wounded and later died.

Police say Kirkpatrick was in the custody of the Eddy County Detention Center. He allegedly assaulted a detention officer at a doctor’s office and then stole a vehicle.

Kirkpatrick was being pursued by police when he crashed the vehicle into a fence in an alleyway.

It’s not clear which officer’s gunfire injured Kirkpatrick.

Duarte is an eight-year veteran of the department while DeSantiago has been there for one year.

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