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Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski, Associated Press
The Las Cruces Police Department investigate a shooting scene at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A northern New Mexico sheriff's deputy shot and killed a fellow deputy at the hotel Tuesday after transporting a prisoner to Arizona, authorities said. The shooting took place just after midnight. It was not immediately known what sparked the shooting.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A New Mexico attorney confirms that his client, Santa Fe County sheriff's Deputy Ty Chan, is in custody in connection with the deadly shooting of a fellow deputy.

Attorney John Day says he's on his way to the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces, where the shooting happened at a hotel following a night of drinking and arguing.

Las Cruces police say Chan allegedly fired several rounds at Jeremy Martin as Martin ran down a hotel hallway and into an elevator.

Police arrived to find Martin staggering off the elevator with multiple wounds. He died later at a local hospital.

Day calls it a tragic situation for everybody involved.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia says his department is grieving and that he was at a loss for words.