Task force investigating Las Cruces officer-involved shooting

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - An Officer-involved Task Force is still investigating Saturday's shooting of Davalous Brown in Las Cruces.

Brown, 21, was wanted on a warrant for allegedly beating and holding a woman against her will Friday night.

Brown was arrested Saturday afternoon after he allegedly fought with and took a Taser from a Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputy.

After trying to hide under a mobile home, Brown began running back to a home on Melody Lane and was shot at by a deputy and a Las Cruces Police officer.

Brown received a gunshot wound to his right leg but was still able to make it back to the home on Melody Lane where he then barricaded himself.

The Las Cruces Police SWAT team and K-9 officers were able to take Brown into custody about two hours later.

Brown was treated at an El Paso hospital and released late Saturday.

The warrant obtained Saturday morning charges Brown with battery against a household member; and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

He faces additional charges following Saturday's incident.

On Friday evening, Brown allegedly beat and held a 22-year-old woman against her will while the two drove in her vehicle. Shortly after midnight, the woman called for help. Police responded to the home on the 5200 block of Melody Lane but Brown fled into an undeveloped area of the county. Officers subsequently obtained the warrant for Brown's arrest.

The task force includes investigators from New Mexico State Police, the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico State University Police and the Las Cruces Police Department.

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