ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man is dead after he shot a state police officer who had just handcuffed him — striking the officer in the badge, according to authorities.
The officer was taken to a local hospital and released soon after, according to New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas. The officer, whose name has not been released, suffered bruising and facial injuries from badge shrapnel and will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice.
William Wilson, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The state police officer along with a San Juan County sheriff’s deputy opened fire after Wilson fired a shot, Kassetas said in a news conference broadcast online.