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3:45 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

State Police: Teen Pointed Rifle At Deputies

New Mexico State Police say a 17-year-old boy pointed a high-powered rifle at deputies and had been drinking before a deputy shot him.

Credit nmsp.dps.state.nm.us

Authorities said Thursday that the teen also pointed the rifle with a scope at unarmed residents before Sandoval County Sheriff's arrived to the chaotic scene in Algodones last week.

After trying to get the teen to drop his weapon, state police say Deputy Jacob Hopkins hit the teen with two shots.

The teen was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition from gunshot wounds.

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