Man shot in head following altercation

Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Emergency crews from Dora and Portales Fire Departments and AeroCare crews load a gunshot victim into a helicopter Wednesday night. He was flown to Lubbock, TX and his condition is unknown.

Freedom New Mexico

A man is in critical condition in a Lubbock hospital following a Wednesday night shooting in Dora.

Deputies said a man was shot once in the head. He was listed in critical condition Thursday morning at University Medical Center.

Authorities are not releasing names at this time, but estimated the victim’s age to be in his forties.

According to a press release issued by the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, two men were arguing throughout the evening, which led to a “physical altercation” around 10:15 p.m.

According to the release:

• During that altercation one of the men was attempting to attack the other with an undisclosed weapon.

• The second man’s wife came out of the house with a gun to try to break up the fight.

• When she came outside and tried to break up the fight, the first man turned on her as if to attack her.

• The second man took the gun from his wife and shot the first man.

Shortly after the major crimes unit began arriving on the scene Wednesday night, a female was taken away in handcuffs. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker did not name her as a suspect.

According to the press release, three people have been detained for questioning in connection with the shooting.

Authorities did not release further details, citing a pending investigation.