CHAPARRAL, NM (KTSM) – A man was shot by a Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputy Monday night following a domestic disturbance call.
Deputies were called to out at about 8 p.m. to the 400 block of Paseo Real, in Chaparral, according to a news release.
As they arrived, they found a man had allegedly threatened his parents with a weapon and then ran from the home, the release said.
Deputies found the man on Coles Street, and following a confrontation, he was shot one time, according to DASO.
A photo later released by the sheriff’s office shows the suspect with a weapon in hand, apparently moving towards the deputy in a stance to attack.
The man, whose name was not released, was taken to an El Paso hospital in critical condition. The deputy, who has also not been named, has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice in an officer-involved shooting.
The deputy’s name will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.