Man was shot by a Los Lunas police officer after allegedly pointing a handgun at the officer
Los Lunas police have identified a man wounded by a Los Lunas officer who responded to a call about a man firing a gun into the air outside a home.
Police Chief Roy Melnick said 34-year-old Michael Anzures of Los Lunas underwent surgery at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque after Sunday’s shooting. Melnick said he’s in stable condition.
The chief said one man came out of the house in response to police orders, but moments later Anzures appeared at the door with a handgun.
He said Officer Santiago Beyal ordered Anzures to drop the gun, but Anzures raised it and pointed it toward Beyal, who fired once.
Melnick has asked State Police to investigate.
Beyal is on paid leave, which is standard procedure after a shooting.
Monday, 16 August 2010 08:42
State police say a Los Lunas police officer shot a man after responding to a report of shots fired at a home. State police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia says the man was taken to a hospital Sunday with a gunshot wound to the stomach.
Garcia says investigators have not yet interviewed him His name and that of the officer involved have not been released.
Garcia says Los Lunas police were sent to a home late Sunday afternoon after a call about shots being fired. He says one man came out of the house with his hands up, and was handcuffed.
Garcia says a second man started to comply with officers’ orders, but then pointed a pistol at an officer, who fired.
He says the man underwent surgery.