MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — State Police have identified a man who was fatally shot after a barricade situation in the small community of Moriarty.
Officials say 40-year-old Ernest Attebery of Moriarty was shot by a state police officer Tuesday during an exchange of gunfire.
No officers were injured in the hours-long standoff.
Police say they pulled up to the man, who had been pacing back and forth on his porch while holding a rifle.
The man was in contact with the Torrance County Sheriff’s Office on the phone, but negotiations stalled and the man starting firing.
A New Mexico State Police SWAT team was called in and Attebery reportedly shot at officers and a police helicopter during the standoff.
Police haven’t said how many officers fired shots or how many shots were fired.