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El Paso man admits he threatened to shoot and kill Las Cruces officers

Sean Stinson told investigators he threatened to shoot and kill Las Cruces police officers.

An El Paso man pleaded guilty to threatening to kill police officers in Las Cruces, a spokesperson for the Las Cruces Police Department said.

Sean Stinson, 33, was arrested last September.

According to court records, Stinson made several phone calls from El Paso in which he said he was going to shoot and kill or injure specific officers.

He was indicted and charged with seven counts of transmitting interstate communications with intent to threaten or injure another person, police said.

On Monday, he pleaded guilty to the indictment and admitted that he threatened to injure an officer.

He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

The sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.

The case was investigated by the Las Cruces office of the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Las Cruces Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron O. Jordan, of the U.S. Attorney's Las Cruces Branch Office, is prosecuting the case.

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