New Mexico State Police involved in fatal shooting in Taos | KOB 4
Advertisement

New Mexico State Police involved in fatal shooting in Taos

New Mexico State Police involved in fatal shooting in Taos

The Associated Press
Created: March 15, 2020 10:53 AM

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say one of their officers has been involved in a fatal shooting in Taos.

They say the incident occurred Saturday when a state police officer tried to make a traffic stop on a passenger car in Española that had a stolen license plate.

Advertisement

The suspect driver made a u-turn during a police chase and another police officer saw the vehicle speeding past other vehicles in a no passing zone.

Officers used a maneuver that made the vehicle crash and it came to rest on its roof.

Police say the suspect brandished a gun and officers shot the man.

The man was transported to a hospital in Taos, where he later died from his injuries.

The name of the man wasn’t immediately released by police.


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comment on Facebook
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


New Mexico reports 5 new deaths, 69 additional COVID-19 cases according to partial report

APD arrests suspect following active shooter situation

Advocates question investigations used to target wolves

Demonstrators gather in Downtown Albuquerque to protest police brutality

Tin Can Alley opens for business