New Mexico State Police close off a section of Ruth Lane on Wednesday in Bloomfield after an officer-involved shooting.
New Mexico State Police close off a section of Ruth Lane on Wednesday in Bloomfield after an officer-involved shooting. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

BLOOMFIELD — A man was pronounced dead at the San Juan Regional Medical Center emergency room Wednesday morning after a police-involved shooting in Bloomfield.

New Mexico State Police Lt. Micah Doering said two Bloomfield police officers responded to a domestic dispute call at about 10:18 a.m. at 414 Ruth Lane.

Doering said the officers were confronted with a deadly weapon upon arrival. Shots were fired and a man was transported to the medical center. He was pronounced dead at 11 a.m., Doering said. The officers were not injured during the incident, Doering said.

New Mexico State Police officials are investigating the shooting.

New Mexico State Police block off Ruth Lane on Wednesday after an officer-involved shooting.
New Mexico State Police block off Ruth Lane on Wednesday after an officer-involved shooting. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

Doering declined to identify the victim. But according to records from the Business Services Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, John J. Rogers, president of 2JZ Trucking Transportation Inc, is listed as a resident at 414 Ruth Lane.

San Juan Regional Medical Center Spokeswoman Kathryn Pettijohn confirmed that Rogers died at the hospital on Wednesday.

Bloomfield Police Chief Randy Foster said the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated, which is standard procedure in such cases.

Three more officers are either in the process of leaving the department or retiring, Foster said, which will reduce the number of active officers from 20 to 15. He said his department will have to work harder to make up for the loss.

"We may have to ask for assistance from other places, but we will make it through," he said.

Foster joined the Bloomfield Police Department as chief on Aug. 4.

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