- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Las Cruces police say a man is dead as a result of a shooting that occurred after officers went to a hotel where a person reportedly had “suicidal intentions.”

A police statement did not specify how the Friday night shooting occurred but said no officers were injured and that two officers were placed on standard administrative leave.

The statement said the man had barricaded himself in a third-floor room and that police tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with him for several hours.

Police spokesman Dan Trujillo said he could not provide additional information on the circumstances of the shooting, including whether police shot the man or he shot himself, because that’s part of an investigation being conducted by a multi-agency task force.

No identities were released.

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