NM deputy in custody after shooting death of fellow officer

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A New Mexico attorney confirms that his client, Santa Fe County sheriff’s Deputy Ty Chan, is in custody in connection with the deadly shooting of a fellow deputy.

Attorney John Day says he’s on his way to the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces, where the shooting happened early Tuesday at a hotel following a night of drinking and arguing.

Las Cruces police say Chan allegedly fired several rounds at Jeremy Martin as Martin ran down a hotel hallway and into an elevator.

Police arrived to find Martin staggering off the elevator with multiple wounds. He died later at a local hospital.

Day calls it a tragic situation for everybody involved.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia says his department is grieving and that he was at a loss for words.

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