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Santa Fe police arrest man after ‘shots fired’ call

SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe police arrested a 49-year-old man after responding to a “shots fired” call in Santa Fe’s east side Tuesday afternoon.

Jason Elliott was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, two counts of aggravated assault upon a peace officer, and two counts of negligent use of a weapon, according to a news release from the Santa Fe Police Department.

Police responded to the shots fired call on the 300 block of Camino del Monte Sol, a street that connects with Santa Fe’s famous Canyon Road arts district, at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday. Elliott allegedly fired a shotgun blast after being involved in a verbal altercation, according to police.

“Shortly after officers arrived at the scene, while investigating the area, they heard another gunshot near their immediate vicinity, which caused them to take cover for safety reasons,” the police said. “Mr. Elliott was then seen fleeing the scene in his vehicle.”

Officers nearby conducted what police describe as “a high-risk traffic stop” and were able to detain Elliott without incident.

SFPD sent out an alert asking the public to avoid the area of Acequia Madre from Camino del Monte Sol to Canyon Road and for residents in the area to stay indoors five minutes after receiving the call. Another notification announcing the situation was resolved and a suspect was in custody went out at 5:04 p.m.

The incident was still under investigation Tuesday night.


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