LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Right as a memorial service for Hatch police officer Jose Chavez was wrapping up, Las Cruces Police confirms officers opened fire on a suspect.
It happened around 3 p.m. Sunday on Lohman Avenue above Interstate 25.
Police say they were approaching a man suspected of stealing a pickup when he pulled a knife on officers.
Officers opened fire and the suspect later died at the hospital from his injuries.
No officers were hurt.
The suspect’s name has not been released.