Las Cruces Police Investigate Deadly Overnight Shooting
POSTED: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:08am
UPDATED: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:14pm
LAS CRUCES — Police are investigating a deadly overnight shooting in Las Cruces. One person is dead, and a second person was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso.
According to Dan Trujillo, Spokesman for the Las Cruces Police Department, a Volkswagen Jetta and a Chevrolet impala were involved in a chase late Sunday night.
The driver and sole occupant of the Jetta started shooting at the Impala, striking two people. There was a total of five people in the Impala, and two of the uninjured passengers tackled the shooter and held him until Las Cruces Police arrived.
The suspect was taken into custody.
Police have not identified the suspect or the victims. Trujillo said additional information will be released later today.