Otero County-The New Mexico State Police are currently investigating an Officer Involved Shooting that occurred outside of the Tularosa Elementary School during the late hours of Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Tularosa, NM.
While the shooting did occur on school property, it is not affiliated with any school activity in any form or fashion. As a result of the ongoing investigation, Tularosa Elementary School will be closed on Wednesday May 1, 2013.
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Officers with the Tularosa Police Department and Deputies with the Otero County Sheriff’s Office were involved in an altercation with a male subject near the intersection of Mescalero and 1st Street in Tularosa, NM. The male subject was identified as 19 year old Jesse Vigil of Tularosa, NM.
During the altercation several rounds were fired, some of which struck Mr. Vigil. Mr. Vigil sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on-scene by EMS personnel.
This case is currently under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the New Mexico State Police at (575) 437-1313.
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Contact: Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez