An officer-involved shooting occurred Monday in Roswell, leaving one criminal suspect hospitalized with injuries, according to Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for the Roswell Police Department.
The shooting happened after Roswell Police officers responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery in the 900 block of East Second Street at about 3 p.m. involving a male suspect and female victim.
An officer later found the suspect on foot in the 1100 block of Brown Street. When he tried to make contact with the suspect, the officer allegedly discharged his weapon and the attempted armed robbery suspect was struck.
The name of the male who was shot and is currently hospitalized is not being released since he has not yet been formally charged with a crime, Wildermuth said in an email Monday.
A press release issued late Monday stated that no police personnel were injured, including the officer who opened fire.
The officer, whose identity was not disclosed by police, will be placed on administrative leave while the New Mexico State Police investigate the shooting, which is standard procedure for investigations into officer-involved shootings.
Monday’s incident is the Roswell Police Department’s first officer-involved shooting in 2019, according to Wildermuth.
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