Authorities investigate shooting involving Farmington police
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Farmington that has sent a suspect to the hospital.
Farmington police tell Albuquerque TV station KQRE that the incident occurred Saturday near Kirtland when a suspect fled from sheriff’s deputies after driving erratically.
After continuing toward Farmington, police say the suspect hit several vehicles near Highway 64 before coming to a stop.
Authorities say the suspect pulled out a knife before advancing toward a police officer, who opened fire.
The suspect was taken to an Albuquerque hospital.
That person’s name and condition haven’t been released yet.