Hobbs, NM- On Thursday, April 15, 2021 the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting near 537 East Navajo Drive in Hobbs, New Mexico. The NMSP officer was uninjured, and the suspect fled on foot.
Agents learned at approximately 8:20 p.m., a New Mexico State Police officer initiated a traffic stop on a silver Chrysler four-door passenger vehicle on East Navajo Drive in Hobbs. During the traffic stop, a male passenger fled on foot. The officer gave chase. At some point during the foot pursuit, the male suspect brandished a firearm and fired at the officer. The officer fired at least one round from his department issued sidearm towards the male suspect.
The suspect evaded the officer and fled the area. State Police agents do not believe the male suspect was struck by the officer’s gunfire. A female, who was the driver of the Chrysler, was detained and released by State Police. Agents are working to identify the male suspect.