Farmington police shooting was justified

Farmington police shooting scene

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Prosecutors have ruled a deadly police shooting in Farmington justified.

John Marszalek, 26, was shot by a U.S. deputy marshal back in March. Video shows Marsalek leading officers on two high speed chases after side swiping a pick up.

Officer’ say Marszalek couldn’t be restrained even after being tased. He then sliced his own throat in the middle of a busy intersection.

Investigators say Marszalek had drugs in his system.

He died from a combination 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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