ROSWELL, N.M. – ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Three police officers were wounded early Monday when a man opened fire as they responded to a domestic dispute, and the man was hit when the officers returned fire, a police spokesman said.
Roswell police later found two other people dead inside the home in the southeastern New Mexico city, spokesman Travis Holley said.
The officers' wounds were "somewhat superficial" and all three are expected to make a full recovery, Holley said. Two were treated at a Roswell hospital and released, while the third remained at the hospital Monday morning, Holley said.
The man who police say fired at officers was flown to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, and his condition was not immediately known. State police have him in custody at the hospital, Holley said.
No names were released.
The situation began when the man opened fire on the officers about 2 a.m. as he came outside the home, Holley said.
Officers had responded to a domestic call at the same house Sunday evening and had been called to the address before, the spokesman said.
"There's a history of some domestic problems at that residence," he said.
The two adults found dead inside the home have not been positively identified, Holley said.
"This investigation is very, very fresh," he said. "We're withholding all the names involved because it does appear to be a family situation."