ALGODONES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect who was shot and wounded by a Sandoval County Sheriff’s deputy is a 17-year-old boy.
New Mexico State [auth] Police Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez confirmed Saturday that the teen was armed when confronted by deputies in Algodones, just north of Bernalillo.
Gutierrez says deputies responded Thursday night to a report of shots being fired and initiated a dialogue with the boy.
He says at some point, a deputy fired shots at the suspect.
The 17-year-old remains in critical condition.
No deputies were injured.
Gutierrez says state police are still investigating.