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Two Carlsbad Officers Cleared After Fatal Shooting

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CARLSBAD, N.M. - Two Carlsbad officers who were involved in a fatal shooting are back on active duty.

Sergeant Edward Duarte and Officer David Desantiago were cleared by officials last week.

Last month, 24-year-old Troy Kirkpatrick was in custody when he allegedly assaulted a detention officer at a doctor's office then took off in a stolen vehicle.

The officers chased Kirkpatrick until he crashed the vehicle.

He was taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and later died.

State police say they've already given the results of their investigation to the District Attorney's Office.

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