Off-duty state police officer fatally shot in Las Cruces

Staff Report

The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Las Cruces police have one person in custody in the investigation into a shooting death in Las Cruces this morning.

But Las Cruces police spokesman Dan Trujillo won't identify theperson in custody or the victim.

State police say an off-duty state police officer, Susan Kuchma, was shot and killed in Las Cruces early today.

State police spokesman Lieutenant Rick Anglada says the 43-year-old officer was married to another state police officer, patrolman Patrick Kuchma.