New Mexico State Police say officer shot, killed on highway

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DEMING, N.M. — New Mexico's state police agency says one of its officers has been killed in a shooting along a highway.

The agency announced the shooting death in a Twitter post Thursday that also said a “suspect is deceased.”

Multiple agencies responded to the confrontation along Interstate 10 in southern New Mexico. A state police spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

State police say the shooting took place in Luna County, while other police reports suggest it was farther east, near Las Cruces.

The Las Cruces Police Department closed the interstate near the shooting scene and told drivers to use a different route until the investigation has been completed.

No other information was immediately available.

The Associated Press