On Sunday, July 4, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was notified of an officer involved shooting in Santa Fe, involving the New Mexico State Police (NMSP). All officers were uninjured, and the suspect was transported to local area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators learned that on July 4, at around 9:20 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to assist the Santa Fe Police Department (SFPD) who had responded to a man sitting on the rail runner tracks near Interstate 25 milepost 275. The suspect, who brandished a firearm at the officers, fled from SFPD officers, and a foot pursuit ensued.
The foot pursuit crossed I-25 and continued into a residential area of Santa Fe near Calle Pardo and Chaparral in Santa Fe. At some point during the foot pursuit the suspect fired at least one shot at two NMSP officers who then discharged their duty weapons striking the suspect at least once.
No officers were injured, and the suspect was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. This investigation is being led by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau. The names of the officers involved, who have been placed on standard administrative leave, will not be released until after interviews have taken place. The name of suspect will not be released until he is positively identified. Once more information is obtained, an updated press release will be sent out.