Published: 10:58 am, Wed. Feb. 15th, 2017
Roswell police say a suspect who fired at an officer investigating a stolen car is dead after shooting himself in the head.
A Police Department statement says the officer encountered the suspect outside the Motel 6 in Roswell early Wednesday morning while checking a car reported stolen in Albuquerque.
After the suspect and the officer exchanged gunfire and the suspect collapsed on a nearby sidewalk, a second officer arrived and ordered the wounded suspect to drop his gun.
The statement says the 30-year-old suspect instead shot himself.
His identity wasn’t released but police said he wasn’t from Roswell. Neither officer was injured.
Police say a person described only as female was seen in the car but got away during the shooting incident.
Several law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident.
Roswell police say a suspect who shot at a police officer was wounded by the officer’s return fire.
Police say the officer was not struck or injured in the incident early Wednesday morning outside a motel.
Police Department spokesman Todd Wildermuth says the suspect was taken to a hospital.
No additional information was immediately available on the condition of the suspect or the circumstances of the incident.
Wildermuth says several law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident.
The Roswell Police Department says one of its officers was involved in a shooting outside a motel early Wednesday morning.
The Police Department said in a brief statement that several law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident.
The statement did not provide additional details, including whether anybody was injured or arrested.
A department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for updated information.