you a better understanding of a teenager shot by a sunland park police officer. new mexico state police say rafael cervantes held a woman and a child hostage sunday night on the 8- hundred block of cedar park avenue. abc-seven’s darren hunt is live tonight… … with new information gathered by our new mexico mobile newsroom… rick, investigators tell us cervantes used a knife to keep his two family members hostage inside a car. i spent the day at the house where a sunland park officer shot the 18-year-old. take a look at how spot- on the officer’s shot had to be: “anything to do with th shooting, or what happened here, that’s being handled through new mexico state police and you’re not going to comment on that?” “that is correct sir, they ar the lead agency on the investigation so they would be the ones to ask for anything in reference to this.” wit sunland park police not talking, we went to the scene of sunday’s officer- involved shooting and called new mexico state police for more information. “new mexico state police said that cervantes was trying to flee in this vehicle with two hostages, a woman and a baby … he tried to back out in the vehicle, but ran into another vehicle, that’s when police say he refused their commands and they shot him once through the front windshield hitting him in the driver’s seat.” “i was in my room and i was lik watching tv, i heard this loud boom boom like it was a shotgun or something.” we not only spotted the gunshot hole in the windshield … inside the car we found blood all over the driver’s seat and console and a box from a child’s christmas toy in the back seat. behind the car there were signs of a struggle … remnants of a broken tail light and bumper and this vehicle, parked in the street, with a dented front bumper, the vehicle cervantes appears to have backed into when he was trying to flee police with the hostages. new mexico state police told us the investigation could take a minimum of two weeks to complete. “it’s domestic violence, so wha can you say about it … you don’t know what brought it on so.” i called university medical center today to get an update on cervantes. he remains in critical condition. i knocked on the door of his family’s home today, but no one answered. rick and maria. with texas’s open carry law taking effect friday…some las crucens have questions about
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