Oscar Najera Killed by Chaves County Sheriff's Office

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Deputies had responded to reports of a domestic dispute in a vehicle involving a gun, and found Najera had fled the scene. Deputies eventually caught up to Najera, who had been running on foot. One deputy deployed a taser at one point, before another shot and killed Najera.

Agency: Chaves County Sheriff's Office

Motive: aggravated assault/domestic disturbance

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime/Domestic Disturbance

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Oscar Najera

Death Date: June 27, 2021

County: Chaves

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6961

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