Authorities: Farmington man exposed himself prior to shooting

Courtesy: The Farmington Daily Times
Courtesy: The Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Authorities say the driver who died earlier this month in Farmington after a police shooting was exposing himself to people at traffic lights and driving erratically.

John Marszalek, 26, died on March 12th after leading deputies and officers on a series of chases and ramming a police car.

Witnesses say after the crash Marszalek stabbed himself in the throat, shortly afterword a U.S. Marshal’s deputy shot him.

Police haven’t said yet if he died from the stab wound or the gunshot.

Officers say they tased Marszalek at one point but the taser failed to stop him. 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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