- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say state police officers shot and wounded a man as they tried to arrest him in drug and stolen vehicle cases.

State Police Chief Peter Kassetas said 26-year-old Augustine Carillo Ortiz was shot Thursday near Los Lunas.

According to Kassetas, three officers fired after Ortiz drove his car toward an officer who had gotten out of his vehicle and pinned the officer between his car and another.

Ortiz drove off but was found wounded two miles away. His condition wasn’t immediately available, and state police did not immediately respond to a request for updated information.

Kassetas said the pinned officer’s injuries aren’t life-threatening.


This item has been corrected to say that suspect Augustine Carillo Ortiz drove off, according to the state police.

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