LOVINGTON, N.M. — Authorities say a Lovington police officer fired a gunshot during the apprehension of a man who briefly escaped police custody after being arrested at a business on suspicion of burglary.
The New Mexico State Police says nobody was injured during the incident early Thursday morning.
According to the State Police, the incident began with the arrest of 18-year-old Karlo Sanchez Hernandez at a business and continued with his running toward a restaurant before he was apprehended.
Information on circumstances of the gunfire and the identity of the officer who fired the gunshot were not released.
It’s not known whether Hernandez has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.