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Farmington police: Chase preceded fatal police shooting

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police say a 26-year-old man is dead after being shot during a confrontation with law enforcement officers.

Police say 26-year-old John Robert Marszalek II was fatally wounded Wednesday following a chase and a confrontation with officers from multiple agencies.

A police statement says Marszalek was trying to injure himself before the incident ended with what the statement called a “law enforcement involved shooting.”

Police did not immediately say whether officers shot Marszalek. However, police Lt. Taft Tracy told The Daily Times that officers shot at the man.

The statement says the incident began with a pickup truck being driven recklessly and that a subsequent police chase was called off because of heavy traffic.

It says the confrontation occurred after Marszalek drove back into Farmington and hit police car.


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