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The harrowing confrontation last Saturday between a New Mexico State Police K-9 officer and an Arizona man charged with attempting to kill her during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 is described in a new federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.
The newly released details are based in part on video from the officer’s vehicle dashcam, her lapel camera and the condition of her ballistic vest, which showed a significant amount of dried blood and what appeared to be a bullet hole in the upper right panel of the vest near the neckline, according to the complaint filed by the FBI.
She suffered injuries to her hands, right shoulder, face and eyes in the incident, and she underwent emergency surgery, the complaint states. State Police aren’t disclosing her identity for now as the investigation continues.