Two die, officer left in critical condition

October 22, 2013 • Local News

The scene of the events Monday afternoon. (Jessica Palmer Photo)

What started as a motorist assist turned into an officer-involved shooting and a multi-car accident, two people dead, one New Mexico State Police sergeant shot and a Roswell Police officer in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital, Monday.

The incident began around 9 a.m. Monday, when NMSP Investigation Bureau Sgt. Lawrence Murray stopped to help a woman who was standing on the side of US 285 at mile post 87. Murray spoke with her. She advised that her significant other was farther up the road.

The sergeant went to the location where the male subject sat in his vehicle. When Murray turned on his vehicle’s flashers and sirens, the male subject drove away northbound, and a pursuit Login to read more

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