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Authorities investigate shooting involving Farmington police

May 19, 2019

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.

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