State police officer fatally shoots Clovis man

Aug 20, 2012

 A New Mexico State Police officer has shot and killed a man at the end of a foot chase in Clovis.

State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says the suspect led the officer on a short vehicle pursuit early Sunday afternoon.

McDonald said the officer began running after the suspect after he left his vehicle and ended up shooting the man.

The dead suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Benjamin Salgado.

Additional details of the circumstances of the shooting and the reason for the original pursuit were not immediately available.