- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Roswell police say an officer fatally shot a suspect who ignored commands to put down his shotgun.

Authorities say officers were called Saturday around 11:40 p.m. about a pickup truck driving erratically through a neighborhood.

A caller also reported seeing someone in the vehicle pointing a gun.

Police located the pickup and compelled 33-year-old Robert D. Guerin, of Roswell, to stop. A passenger than got out and told police Guerin was armed.

Guerin exited the vehicle with a shotgun and allegedly refused orders to drop it.

After 20 minutes, he pointed the weapon at three officers and was shot.

Guerin was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say the officer who fired the fatal shot is now on standard administrative leave.

The shooting remains under investigation.


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