Questions remain in fatal Farmington police shooting

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – A man is dead after a police shooting in Farmington and now the question is did he kill himself or did police?

Police say they tried to pull 26-year-old John Marszalek over on Main Street Wednesday afternoon after several reports of him driving erratically. Marszalek wouldn’t stop and he took off and hitting an unmarked police car.

He left the city, but came back hitting a marked unit. Witnesses say Marszalek suspect then began stabbing himself.

Officers eventually officers shot at him.

He later died.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to reveal cause of death. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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