Roswell DA won't prosecute 2 Santa Fe police officers involved in a 2013 non-fatal shooting


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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The Roswell district attorney won't prosecute two Santa Fe police officers involved in a 2013 non-fatal shooting.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) 5th Judicial District Attorney Janetta Hicks stated her decision in a letter Thursday to New Mexico State Police.

The Santa Fe police officers shot at a suspect who was driving his mother's van that had been reported stolen.

Hicks says the officers were defending themselves as they had to rapidly move out of the way of the vehicle to avoid being struck.

A Bernalillo County grand jury last year found that the two officers weren't justified in firing at an SUV full of people and wounding the driver as he pulled away from a store to flee police in August 2013.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal,

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