Tragedy Strikes: Three Killed and Police Officers Injured in Farmington, New Mexico Shooting
Tragedy struck on Friday night when a gunman opened fire at the Cedar Ridge Inn, a hotel in Farmington, New Mexico, killing three people and injuring four others. Among those injured were two police officers who had responded to the scene.
According to reports, the shooting began just before midnight on Friday, July 30th. The gunman, who has been identified as 21-year-old Lance P. Little, entered the hotel and began shooting. Three people were killed in the attack, including a female front desk clerk and a male security guard, both of whom worked at the hotel. The third victim was a hotel guest who was staying at the Cedar Ridge Inn at the time of the shooting.
Police officers responded to the scene within minutes of the shooting. Two officers were injured in a shootout with the gunman. One officer was shot in the chest, but was saved by his bulletproof vest. The other officer was shot in the arm and is expected to make a full recovery. Both officers have been praised for their bravery and quick response in the face of danger.
Lance Little fled the scene of the shooting, but was later apprehended by police after a car chase. He has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and one count of assault on a police officer.
The victims of this tragic shooting have been identified as 28-year-old Jessica Cope, 58-year-old James Schulte, and 31-year-old Miranda Williams. All three were described by friends and family as kind-hearted and loving people who will be deeply missed.
The shooting has left the community of Farmington in shock and mourning. A vigil was held on Monday night to remember the victims and to show support for their families and loved ones. The two police officers who were injured in the shooting are said to be in good condition and are expected to make full recoveries.
Three people were killed and four others injured in a shooting at the Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington, New Mexico. The gunman, identified as 21-year-old Lance P. Little, was apprehended by police after a car chase and has been charged with multiple crimes. The community of Farmington is mourning the loss of the victims and showing support for those affected by the tragedy. #NEWS