A couple returning from a hike at La Luz trailhead Tuesday evening had a close call with a double murder suspect trying to evade a nationwide manhunt that started in Mississippi.
Lt. Keith Elder, a spokesman for the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office, said the man and woman were carjacked and briefly abducted and the man was shot, but the pair escaped with minor injuries. Their names have not been released.
The suspect, later identified as Alex Deaton, 28, of Mississippi, was arrested
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