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Woman shot after driving toward officer, state police say

Updated: 11/07/2013 10:07 PM | Created: 11/07/2013 6:54 AM
By: Danielle Todesco and Elizabeth Reed, KOB Eyewitness News 4

SANTA FE -- New Mexico State Police say an officer shot and killed a woman after a high speed chase because she backed up her vehicle toward him.

According to the latest police report, 39-year-old Jeanette Anaya fled from a state police officer as he attempted to pull her over in Santa Fe just after 1 a.m.

State police said the chase reached speeds of 87 mph in a residential neighborhood. The officer bumped Anaya's vehicle using a pursuit intervention technique and the chase ended near Camino Carlos Rey and Las Casitas.

As the officer approached the vehicle, state police said Anaya "aggressively" backed up toward the officer and struck the police car.

State police confirmed the officer fired multiple shots at Anaya, resulting in her death.

This chaotic scene unfolded right outside a woman's bedroom window. She said she waited for the gunfire to end, then looked out her window.
 
"We noticed the car right away and could see that it was on the gravel and the sidewalk and they had the driver on the street and the police officers were doing CPR, which they continued for a quite a while," she said.
 
That woman did not want to be identified.  But she did say she knew the woman who died.
 
A male passenger in the vehicle was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but has no reported injuries. He will not be facing any charges at this time.
 
Police will interview the officer in a couple of days. His name has not been released.

Jeanette Anaya, 29.

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