HOBBS, N.M. – New Mexico State Police have released new information regarding an officer involved shooting that happened last weekend.
As NewsWest 9 has reported, Hobbs Police were called to the Diamond Lil's Bar in the 2600 of North Dal Paso on Saturday, January 17.
When officers arrived on the scene, Officer Royal Hopper witnessed 21-year-old Kyle Laghrin and 25-year-old Nathan Trujillo, wrestling over a rifle in the parking lot.
According to the report, the officer gave verbal commands for both men to drop the rifle.
The two men disregarded the officers commands and during the struggle, the rifle was pointed at the officer.
That's when the officer fired his weapon and shot both men.
Both men were airlifted to University Medical Hospital in Lubbock where they were treated for their injuries and released.
Criminal charges are still pending in connection with the shooting as interviews with both of the men have not yet been completed.