New Mexico

NMSP investigate Lordsburg police shooting

LORDSBURG, NM (ap) - The New Mexico State Police says a man is hospitalized after being shot and wounded by a Lordsburg police officer after the man fired at a police vehicle.

State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo says the shooting occurred Friday as officers responding to a domestic disturbance tried to speak with 34-year-old Winston Ford, who had a pistol in his waistband.

Officers attempted to speak with Mr. Ford who shot one round at the officers striking a patrol vehicle. An officer returned fire at Mr. Ford, striking him. Mr. Ford was transported to University Medical Center in El Paso by air ambulance and is currently in stable condition.

Armijo says the officers are "OK."