EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — One person died after a SWAT incident was reported at about 10:50 a.m. Friday in near Highway 70 in Las Cruces.

When deputies with the Dona Ana Sheriff’s Office answered the shots fired call at the 8900 block of Corona Road, north of Highway 70, they were met by gunfire coming from the residence. A deputy sustained minor injuries to his neck and face and was treated at the scene.

Throughout the day, rounds of gunfire came from the home and DASO’s Special Response Team and the Bomb Team, along with the Las Cruces Police Department Special Response Team, responded with entry equipment.

At about 3 p.m., DASO deputies and a lone man in the home briefly exchanged gunfire. Entry was made and the man was found dead in the home.

An investigation continues into the incident.


Deputies with the Dona Ana Sheriff’s Office are responding to an active shooter incident near Highway 70.

According to a Facebook post, “DASO is working an active scene in the vicinity of Weisner and Highway 70.” Residents in the area of Luna Vista on the north, Tammy Lane on the south, Hanger Lake on the west and Coyote on the east are asked to shelter in place.

According to a message from Facebook to KTSM 9 News, shots were fired at deputies since the call first came in at 10:49 a.m. “The initial shots fired, unknown problem,” the message read.

According to DASO, one subject has been detained as he ran from the area and a second subject is still in the residence. One deputy received a minor injury.

Deputies said no travel will be allowed in the area through Hanger Lake, Corona or Weisner.

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