Man Killed in Carlsbad Wreck

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say a 27-year-old man has been killed after leading police officers on a chase around Carlsbad.

Police say witnesses reported the man, who has not been identified, fired shots at a local hotel and a house from a maroon pickup Monday.  They say a Carlsbad police officer was eventually able to ram the pickup to end the chase.

While ordering the driver to get out of the pickup, officers at the scene heard two gunshots and then found the man dead inside the vehicle.

It's unclear whether the man shot himself or died as a result of the crash.