FARMINGTON, N.M. — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Farmington man by a state police officer (all times local):
Authorities say a state police officer killed a Farmington man after the man shot the officer who had just handcuffed him. The officer was hit in the badge.
New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2wBxqNT ) that the officer was treated and released at a nearby hospital.
Authorities say the officer, whose name has not been released, suffered bruising and facial injuries from badge shrapnel. He will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice.
William Wilson, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kassetas says the state police officer along with a San Juan County sheriff’s deputy opened fire after Wilson fired a shot.
Authorities say Wilson was a passenger in a truck stopped about 9:30 a.m. Sunday by a San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Officers were looking for the truck because they believed it had been involved in recent larcenies and burglaries, the Journal reported.
Kassetas says the state police officer, who arrived soon after as backup, talked to Wilson before cuffing Wilson’s hands in front of his body.
A New Mexico State Police officer was shot and the suspect is dead after a shooting at a bank in Farmington.
According to the New Mexico State Police’s Twitter account, the shooting happened early Sunday morning.
The department says in a Twitter posting the officer was being treated for injuries and was “believed to be OK.”
The department says officers from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office were also involved.
Neither the officer nor the suspect has been identified.