Las Cruces police officer cleared in shooting of a bicycist

Jun 13, 2018

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Third Judicial District Attorney's Office has determined that a Las Cruces police officer's actions were justified in a shooting that injured a bicyclist two months ago.The April 27 shooting injured a 29-year-old man who refused a police officer's multiple commands to stop.Lapel camera video shows the suspect holding a handgun in one image.A responding police officer ultimately fired four rounds that struck the suspect.It was later determined that the handgun that the suspect drew was a BB gun.The suspect — identified as Myron Oveide — is facing charges of aggravated assault upon a peace officer and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.Police say lapel camera video of the incident is not being released at this time because Oveide's case is pending prosecution.