New Mexico State Police car chase leads to 1 dead, 1 injured

New Mexico

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating after a vehicle pursuit in Los Lunas ended with an officer shooting two men, killing one.

Authorities say the incident started Sunday evening when Valencia County Sheriff’s deputies asked for State Police assistance in securing a scene and searching for a female in the area.

A State Police officer then spotted a passenger car driving at a high speed.

The officer tried to get the car to stop but the driver fled.

A high-speed pursuit ensued. The car eventually came to a stop.

According to authorities, the officer used his Taser and then his firearm on two men.

Gunfire from the officer hit them both.

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