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45-year-old woman shot, killed in Las Cruces officer-involved shooting

Update: Officials with the Las Cruces Police Department said that placing an officer on paid administrative leave following this type of incident is standard protocol.

Officials said emergency personnel immediately provided aid to the woman who was shot, and she was taken to the hospital, where she died.

There was one other person in the vehicle with the woman, who was not injured, according to police. Police said they do not know at this time if there were any weapons in the vehicle.

Officials said the incident was captured on body camera, which will be released at some point. Police will release the woman's name one they confirm that her family was notified.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KVIA) -- A 45-year-old woman is dead following a shooting in Las Cruces Tuesday morning. Las Cruces Police and the Officer-involved Task Force are investigating.

Officials tell ABC-7 that a bicycle officer was riding near the 1300 block of Burley Court just before 5 AM when he came across a driver. The officer shot at least one round and struck the woman, who died soon after. Police are waiting to release her name.

The officer suffered minor injuries but was not hospitalized. The department placed the officer on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

Investigators are unable to provide any details at this point. They are still trying to interview witnesses and process evidence.

"The Officer-involved Incident Task Force includes investigators from New Mexico State Police, the Las Cruces Police Department, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State University Police," a spokesperson explained. "The task force collects evidence, conducts interviews and is responsible for investigating the incident. Findings from the investigation are forwarded to the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review."

ABC-7 will be at the 4 PM news conference hosted by the Las Cruces Police Department today. Look for complete team coverage.

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