Back on Duty

Back on Duty

POSTED: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 5:53pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 6:29pm

Two officers who were the first to respond to a sword-wielding man in Las Cruces last month are back on active duty.

You may recall, 23-year-old Lance Hummell was shot to death while carrying the sword at the Mesilla Manor apartments.

The Las Cruces police chief believes Hummell was suicidal at the time.

A special task force is investigating whether the officer's decision to shoot Hummell was justifiable. 

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