SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A passenger in a car driven by a Santa Fe woman fatally shot by a New Mexico State Police officer says the driver refused to pull over and told him she wanted to get home before speaking with police.
Jeremy Munoz also says he didn’t know that 39-year-old Jeanette Anaya had cocaine in her bloodstream, as would later be discovered.
Officer Oliver Wilson forced Anaya to stop by bumping his car with his vehicle. Wilson then shot Anaya when she backed up her car, striking the officer’s vehicle.
In his first public comments about the Nov. 7 incident, Munoz also said Anaya told him she was sought on an arrest warrant from a previous traffic stop.
Munoz said the shooting wasn’t justified but a grand jury ruled that it was.