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New Mexico State Police arrest suspect involved in capital murder case

29-year-old Kionne G. Lewis of Midland was taken into custody by NMSP at 10:25 a.m. on September 28.

CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. — One person is dead and another injured following a shooting in Midland.

MPD responded to a call on September 27 at around 12:42 p.m. from the 3400 block of N. Midland Drive. 

Officers found 28-year-old Travae Jackson deceased with multiple gunshot wounds upon their arrival to the apartment. 

There was also an adult male who sustained gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital with no life-threatening injuries. 

The New Mexico State Police have arrested 29-year-old Kionne G. Lewis for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Capital Murder.

Soon after, Lewis was identified as the suspect and MPD, along with the NMSP and Texas Rangers, went looking for Lewis. 

According to NMSP, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Lewis, who rammed a patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Lewis was then located again and officers attempted to stop him. The suspect fled and refused to pull over, resulting in a pursuit.

The high-speed pursuit lasted until Lewis drove off of the roadway and fled on foot.

Officers continued to search for Lewis until they received a call about a possible burglary in Chaves County. 

There officers found three ranchers holding Lewis at gunpoint. According to police, the ranchers convinced the suspect to lay down the rifle he had and wait peacefully for law enforcement to arrive.

Lewis was taken into custody and booked into the Chaves County Detention Center where he awaits extradition for the charges out of Midland.