2 Officers Injured in Shootout at New Mexico Home Facing Foreclosure
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Two police officers were injured during a shootout as they tried to serve an eviction notice at a New Mexico home facing foreclosure, according to the Alamogordo Daily News.
The wounded deputies were hit by flying glass in the Friday night gunbattle after their windshield was shattered by bullets, said Otero County Sheriff's Deputy John Dalton. Someone inside the house was firing a weapon, he said.
The deputies' injuries were minor, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
SWAT teams swarmed the southern New Mexico house after officers serving the eviction papers about 11:15 a.m. Friday were met at the gate by gunfire.
"They were shooting at officers with rifles," Otero County Sheriff's Deputy John Dalton told the Daily News.
The standoff continued late Friday night and into the early morning hours Saturday. Officers negotiated with at least one man who refused to leave the home. They have not identified him or the other occupants of the house.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.