OMI: Man died from self inflicted wounds, police guns

John Marszalek chase and shooting crime scene

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Investigators have determined a man shot by police after a violent chase through Farmington died from his own hand and those of officers.

John Marszalek, 26, led deputies on a series of chases on March 12th after they tried to pull him over.

He rammed a police car and when he was cornered at an intersection, he started stabbing himself in the throat.

Shortly afterward, officers opened fire.

OMI has declared Marszalek’s death a homicide but say he died from a combination of the self-inflicted stab wounds and gunshots from police. 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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