- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have identified a gunman who wounded a security guard in New Mexico before being found dead in his car in Texas.

New Mexico State Police say 62-year-old Benjamin Martinez walked into the Human Services Department building in Anthony about 2 p.m. Tuesday and shot the on-duty security guard before fleeing.

Police immediately issued an all-points bulletin for the suspect.

Sheriff’s deputies in Texas later spotted him driving in El Paso County.

But when deputies stopped the vehicle, they walked up to find Martinez dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.



Authorities say Martinez lived in Canutillo, Texas.

The security guard is identified as 41-year-old Javier Hernandez of La Union, New Mexico.

Police say he remained hospitalized Friday in critical condition.

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