Mary Hawkes’ family releases statement

Family of woman killed by APD officer releases statement

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The family of the 19-year-old woman killed by an APD officer earlier this week has issued a statement.

Mary Hawkes was shot and killed by Officer Jeremy Dear early Monday morning at Wyoming and Zuni after she was suspected of stealing a truck.

When officers caught up with her APD says Hawkes began running and then pointed a gun at officer dear who then opened fire, killing her.

Hawkes had a number of run-ins with the law for things like underage drinking and shoplifting.

She’s the daughter of former Belen police officer and Valencia County magistrate judge Danny Hawkes.

She was one of the many foster children he and his wife took in and then went on to adopt.

In a statement, the Hawkes’ say despite the issues she went through they loved her and that their loss saddens them to no end.

They say they are also praying for officer dear and his family. 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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