Deputies with the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office (RASO) were involved early this morning in a police shooting. The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate this shooting incident.
Preliminary information indicates that around 1 a.m. today, RASO received a call about a fight in progress at the Jemez Electric Company on US 84/285 in Rio Arriba County. RASO deputies responded to Jemez Electric and found no sign of a fight in progress.
Further investigation led deputies to a residence on County Road 1 in Hernandez. When deputies arrived in the area they heard what sounded like a verbal altercation nearby.
Deputies discovered nearby two males outside a residence on County Road 1. When deputies approached the subjects, both fled from the deputies. Deputies gave chase and during the chase shots were fired by at least one deputy near the driveway of the residence near the 500 block of County Road 1. No one was struck or injured by the gunfire.
Deputies subsequently detained two male subjects who were later released pending the results of the investigation.
Following this incident, RASO contacted the State Police Investigations Bureau to investigate the shooting. Details are limited at this time. When more information is available it will be disseminated. The names of the deputies involved will not be released until all interviews have been completed. No further information is available at this time.