Rio Arriba County- On October 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm, Espanola State Police Dispatch was advised of shots being fired at the Los Lomas apartments in Espanola NM.
Agents from the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau (IB) were out conducting impact operations in the Espanola area. Agents went to the Los Lomas apartments (number 323) to look for Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez (22) of Espanola. Mr. Cisneros-Chavez was a suspect in a 7600.00 larceny investigation and also had an active warrant for his arrest.
Contact was made, and it was confirmed Mr. Cisneros-Chavez was in the apartment.
Agents entered the apartment and made contact with Mr. Cisneros-Chavez. Multiple gun shots were fired.
A NMSP IB agent received a gunshot wound and was transported to the local hospital and was coherent, talking, and in stable condition. Mr. Cisneros-Chavez received fatal gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries on scene.
We are currently investigating this case. Further updates will be provided in subsequent press releases.
Contact: Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez