ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who allegedly lit a stolen truck on fire and pointed a gun at authorities during a standoff has been shot and wounded, New Mexico State Police said.
The incident occurred Saturday afternoon on the side of Interstate 25 in Socorro.
The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment. His name hasn’t been released yet.
State Police said Socorro County deputies took a report of a burglary at a horse farm in Veguita, got a license plate number and tracked the suspect vehicle to a Socorro apartment complex.
They said the man in the truck fled and that started a pursuit with deputies.
The chase ended on a frontage road of I-25 when the man drove off the road and ended up in a ditch.
He then allegedly threw rocks at deputies, set the vehicle on fire and pulled out a gun before officers shot him.