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Mon December 31, 2012
NM Commissioner Dies From Gunshot Wound
New Mexico state police are investigating the shooting death of a former law enforcement official who was elected as a Tucumcari city commissioner in March.
Capt. Jimmy Glascock says circumstances surrounding Daniel Lopez's death remain under investigation, but authorities are not searching for a suspect.
Lopez died at a hospital Sunday morning after police found him injured by a gunshot in his home Saturday night. Lopez was a former state police captain stationed in Tucumcari and a former chief of the Tucumcari Police Department.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.