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Update: Dona Ana Sheriff’s Office arrest man involved in Mesilla marshal shooting incident

Sept. 2, 2015 Update:

The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man detained Tuesday in an incident that led to a Mesilla marshal officer firing his weapon.

The shooting is under investigation by the Doa Ana County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s officials say that just after 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of Avenida de Mesilla, a Mesilla marshal officer was trying to find 21-year-old Jacob Martinez.

Martinez had allegedly been involved in a domestic disturbance earlier in the afternoon.

The officer who responded to the incident learned Martinez had allegedly told his mother he would be waiting for the officer at Valley Plumbing in Avenida de Mesilla.

Sheriff’s officials say that after the officer found Martinez, he reportedly perceived a threat by Martinez and discharged his duty weapon.

The round from the gun hit the building and no one was injured.

Martinez was arrested for battery against a household member.

At the time of his arrest, Martinez also had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines.

He is being held without bond at the Doa Ana County Detention Center.

Officers from New Mexico State University Police are assisting the sheriff’s office in the ongoing investigation.

Original Story: The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call just after 4 p.m. In the 2800 block of Avenida de Mesilla.

The marshall was reportedly in pursuit of a male who had allegedly been involved in a domestic disturbance earlier in the afternoon.

He was located at Valley Plumbing a short time later.

After confronting him, the marshall allegedly perceived a threat and discharged his duty weapon.

The round from the gun reportedly hit the side of the building. No one was injured.

The subject involved was detained and is being questioned by sheriff’s detectives.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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