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Fleeing woman airlifted to UNMH after officer involved shooting

Created: 07/15/2014 4:35 PM
By: Kristen Garcia and Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

New Mexico State Police located a woman shot by two officers while she fled from an criminal investigation on Tuesday.

The incident started around 6:43 a.m. at 6100 Harper Dr. NE. According to state police, investigators were  attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Kayenta Jackson, 27. When agents arrived at the residence, they made contact with a female subject in a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The woman then fled in the vehicle. 

According to state police, two officers fired shots at the woman's vehicle as she drove away from the scene. Currently, an investigation is underway to determine the reason why the agents fired.

The woman then crashed at 7500 Jefferson NE and fled the scene in a stolen white Kia.

The stolen vehicle was later located at a Grants hospital where the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Roxanne Torres, sought medical attention for a gunshot wound.

State police say she was later airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

Agents are awaiting a signed search warrant to process the white Kia SUV.

This is currently an active investigation.  Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com for updates.


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