UPDTAE: The Sunland Park Police department identified 33-year-old Tony Gomez as the suspect involved in Saturday’s domestic dispute, where an officer was shot.

Gomez also wore a bulletproof vest then barricaded himself inside the residence. After a short standoff, he peacefully surrendered to authorities.

Gomez was charged with the following:

  • Attempted murder
  • Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Child abuse – 3 counts
  • Kidnapping
  • Shooting at a dwelling/motor vehicle – 7 counts
  • Criminal damage to property
  • Negligent use of a deadly weapon

He was arrested and booked into the Dona Ana County Adult Detention Center. He is being held without bond.   

According to the SPPD, the SPPD officer was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A Sunland Park police officer was shot Saturday afternoon, April 1, while responding to a domestic violence call, according to New Mexico State Police.

The officer was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and a suspect has been taken into custody, according to NM State Police.

The incident happened along 5800 block of Megan Street in Santa Teresa. The initial call came in around 2:30 p.m.

Photo credit — Tony Pina

Sunland Park Fire and Border Patrol have confirmed that they are also on the scene.

New Mexico State Police is the lead agency investigating officer-involved shootings in the state.