LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say Las Cruces police officers who fatally shot a man in December have been cleared of wrongdoing and will not face charges.
Authorities say 37-year-old Robert Montes was fatally shot after he opened fire on officers.
Police say that officers responded to a call of a fight in progress in a neighborhood and found Montes about a block away from the fight and suspected he was involved in it.
Dona Ana County District Attorney Amy Orlando told the Las Cruces Sun News (http://bit.ly/AFhD0B ) on Friday that the three officers who shot Montes and a fourth officer who didn’t fire had followed the standard rules and procedures in handling the situation.
All four officers have returned to full duty.