New Mexico State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

New Mexico State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

police lights.jpg police lights.jpg
HOBBS, NM (KWES) -

New Mexico State Police are investigating following an officer-involved shooting in Hobbs on Wednesday.

Authorities tell NewsWest 9, the shooting happened when law enforcement officers came into contact with William Smith, 49, of Hobbs.

Police say Smith was a passenger in a vehicle that led officers on a pursuit.

The pursuit later ended on Teague Road in Hobbs and that’s when deputies from the Lea County Sheriff’s Office and an officer from the Hobbs Police Department fired their weapons, striking Smith.

Authorities say a firearm was found near Smith.

Smith was taken to Hobbs Regional Hospital where he later died and the driver of the pursuit vehicle was taken into custody.

The shooting is still under investigation.

Powered by Frankly