Details were limited Friday morning, but the Alamogordo Police Department is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m.
The Alamogordo Daily News reports the shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. near South Florida Avenue and Santa Cruz Drive. The newspaper says New Mexico State Police and the Alamogordo Police Department are conducting the investigation.
From the Las Cruces Police Department
Las Cruces Stands with Alamogordo
The Las Cruces Police Department extends its collective thoughts and prayers to family and friends of the Alamogordo Police officer who died today in the line of duty.
The men and women of LCPD offer our sincere and deepest condolences.
Today, like always, we stand with our brothers and sisters in blue from Alamogordo. God be with you today and always.
KRQE News 13 has learned the suspect is dead. The family says that he was loved in a domestic dispute and when officers arrived, he shot them and the officer shot back killing the suspect.
There was no identification of the suspect or officer.
The family of the suspect did say that the one thing they wanted to say is how sorry they are to the officer’s family.
A lot of people in the trailer park are shaken by what happened.