Chaves County Deputies Involved In Deadly Shooting

A developing story out of Chaves COunty, where a deputy has been involved in a deadly shooting. Sheriff Mark Cage says deputies had responded to the 100 block of East Jackson Road for reports that a man was hitting tractors with a metal pipe and trying to steal them from a local dairy operation. It’s believed the man was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. He immediately began fighting with the first deputy that arrived on scene, so the deputy tried to taser the man to subdue him, but that was ineffective. A second deputy arrived and the man was eventually cuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car. But somehow, he slipped the cuffs and goit out of the patrol car and tried to jump in the driver’s seat, where deputies keep pther weapons. The man was shot during a struggle inside the patrol car. His name is not yet being released.