Grand jury may take up Tularosa police shooting - Albuquerque Journal

Grand jury may take up Tularosa police shooting

TULAROSA (AP) — A grand jury is expected to looking into an officer-involving shootings of a 19-year-old man killed outside Tularosa Elementary School during a shootout.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office plans to present to a grand jury information about the April shooting of Jesse Vigil.

Authorities say Vigil was shot and killed after he refused an officer order to stop and exchanged gunfire with authorities. Police say the officer believed Vigil had a warrant out for his arrest.

According to a report, Vigil kept walking and digging in his pockets.

The report says several rounds were fired between Vigil, the officer, and Otero County Sheriff’s deputies.

The report also says a .22-caliber Crickett rifle was found near Vigil.

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