ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico State Police chief held a news conference Friday on Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting.
He says officers fired 13 times at a woman who was driving at them.
State Police Chief Pete Kassetas says four agents showed up to an apartment complex on Harper near I-25 and San Mateo on Tuesday looking for a fraud suspect.
They say Roxanne Torres, who was not the woman they were looking for, drove toward a female officer.
Two officers on scene shot at her – one six times, the other seven.
Two bullets went through the windshield:
“That’s a clear indication that one of my officers was in the direct path of that vehicle when the driver decided to accelerate and leave that parking lot,” Kassetas said.
One bullet hit Torres.
She was able to take off, though, and steal a car near Jefferson and Ellison.
That car was left running. A man was loading things into the trunk and she was able to drive off with it.
Torres drove all the way to a hospital in Grants.
The two officers who fired at her have been identified as Richard Williamson and Janet Madrid.
State police say they have finished interviewing both officers. Torres is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.