- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

CARRIZOZO, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say state police have shot and killed a domestic violence suspect who fired at officers during a standoff outside a rural New Mexico town.

State police say the stand-off with the man began Wednesday evening after Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a home near Capitan.

Authorities say the suspect fled west in a vehicle before barricading himself on U.S. 380 near Carrizozo. Sheriff’s deputies contacted state police to assist in the stand-off, which lasted all night and shut down U.S. 380 between San Antonio and Carrizozo.

A portion of the highway remains closed until Thursday evening.

State police say the suspect, who they described as suicidal, fired at officers around 7:30 a.m.

His name has not been released.


This story corrects the spelling of Carrizozo in the dateline.

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