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.
This is a developing story. Stay with KOB 4 Eyewitness News and KOB.com for updates.
NMSP is investigating an OIS involving the Santa Fe Police Department. Suspect is injured, their condition is not known. Officers are okay. Avoid the area of 155 Calle Ojo Feliz. More information via press release when available. #PressReleaseNMSP pic.twitter.com/Ezm08i2UHm— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) May 12, 2023