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Alleged Intruder Shot And Killed At Las Cruces Apartment Complex

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Las Cruces police say they are investigating a fatal shooting.

Just before 8 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the Telshor Manor Apartments where two suspects attempted to break into an apartment.

Investigators say a resident of the apartment was apparently startled awake, grabbed a handgun and opened fire at the intruders.

At least one of the bullets struck one of the intruders as he was located outside on the west side of the apartment complex.

Police say that man was pronounced dead at the scene but his identity has yet to be determined.

They are still searching for the other intruder, who fled the scene.

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