New details emerge in Farmington chase, shooting

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Turns out it was a US Marshal who shot a man after a chase in Farmington this week.

Police tried to stop John Marszalek on east Main Street Wednesday but he wouldn’t stop leading police on two separate chases.

They say he rammed a Farmington police officer’s patrol car then started stabbing himself in the throat.

That’s when a Farmington police officer and a us marshal tased him.

A Marshal then shot him.

Marszalek later died from his injuries however it’s still not clear if he died from his stab wounds or the gunshot. 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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