NMSP: Man injured, charged following Santa Fe police shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police are investigating a shooting involving the Santa Fe Police Department.

According to the City of Santa Fe, 77-year-old John Eames is in critical condition at a local hospital. Eames will be taken into custody after leaving the hospital.

Santa Fe police were dispatched Friday afternoon to his home on Calle Ojo Feliz. Officers arrived and heard a man fire multiple shots.

Police said he refused to put down his weapon.

“At least one officer discharged their department firearm, striking the male,” a police spokesman said.

Santa Fe first responders gave Eames aid, then took him to the hospital. No officers were injured.

The 77-year-old man faces five counts of aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a deadly weapon and one count of negligent use of a deadly weapon.

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