Man charged after standoff, high speed chase

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The suspect who led Eddy County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase then caused a seven hour swat situation earlier this week has been charged.

A deputy tried to pull over 35-year-old Fabian Fierro around midnight Tuesday,

But deputies say Fierro and his 17-year-old passenger took off, leading authorities on a wild chase through town.

During the chase, someone inside the car fired shots outside the window.

Then, Fierro and the teen got out of the car and barricaded themselves inside a house for several hours.

Fierro and the teen are facing charges including aggravated assault and shooting from a motor vehicle. 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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