FARMINGTON, N.M. — The New Mexico State Police Department’s investigations bureau has been asked by Farmington police Department to investigate an officer’s fatal shooting of a driver.
They say the policeman was on patrol Wednesday in the area of U.S. 64 when he reported seeing a woman hanging out of a pickup truck’s passenger-side window and she was screaming for help.
The officer says the driver weaved in and out of traffic before stopping and the woman either fell or jumped out of the vehicle.
Other Farmington police officers arrived on scene to find the driver of truck dead.
He’s been identified as 35-year-old Frankie Anchondo of Aztec.
The name of the policeman hasn’t been released.
The events leading to the officer discharging his firearm now are being investigated by State Police.