Edgewood police officers who responded to a shooting around 8 p.m. Thursday found the body of a man who appeared to have died from a gunshot wound.
The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called in to investigate the death, Officer Dusty Francisco, a spokesman for the agency, wrote in an email. He declined to explain why the local police department requested the aid.
A man suspected in the shooting was detained, but no arrest had been made, Francisco wrote. He did not identify the victim or the suspect nor did he elaborate on why charges had not been filed.
The shooting occurred on Park Road in Edgewood, a Santa Fe County town about 30 miles east of Albuquerque.
If Thursday’s death is declared a homicide, it would be the county’s first of 2022, following a year that saw a high rate of fatal shootings and other gun violence, raising concern among law enforcement officials.
Francisco did not provide further information about the Edgewood shooting but wrote that an upcoming news release would offer more details on the incident.
The release had not been sent by late Friday.
Edgewood police declined to provide any information about the death, instead referring questions to the state agency.