Suspect shot by Sandoval County deputy is 17

August 9, 2014 • State News

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.

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