Man dead after shooting by Carlsbad police

June 9, 2014 • State News

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they’re investigating a fatal shooting involving Carlsbad police officers.

State police say 24-year-old [auth] Troy Kirkpatrick died in the 10 a.m. shooting Monday, but didn’t immediately release any details.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that Kirkpatrick was shot at the Tia Maria apartment complex.

The newspaper says Kirkpatrick had escaped from custody and was facing burglary charges.

He reportedly was taken to the Carlsbad Medical Center, where he died of his wounds.

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