LCPD Officers Back on Duty After Killing Suspect

LCPD Officers Back on Duty After Killing Suspect
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POSTED: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 12:09pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 1:51pm

LAS CRUCES - New information to report in a bizarre Las Cruces police case.

Two officers who were the first to respond to a sword-wielding man 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 determining whether the officer's decision to shoot Hummell was justified.

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