SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON SHOOTING INCIDENT

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON SHOOTING INCIDENT

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in an incident early this morning that resulted in several shots being fired and a fatality. A press conference will be held at 2 p.m. today in the training room of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department headquarters to brief the media on the incident.

Sheriff’s Investigator Mark Perea will be the primary contact on behalf of law enforcement.

The incident began at about 5 a.m. with reports of shots being fired at a group of people. Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department deputies and Las Cruces Police responded. Shortly after 7 a.m., after having fired several shots at police, the suspect committed suicide while surrounded.

Identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department is located at 750-A Motel Boulevard.