Texas cop in NM shooting will not face charges

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Texas police officer who fatally shot a woman during a chase in New Mexico will not face any legal action.

Amy Reyna, 35, was shot five times after a chase that started in Denver City, Texas, and ended near Hobbs in October.

Reyna, who had felony warrants in Texas and New Mexico, had pulled into a pasture near Hobbs when Denver City officers surrounded her vehicle, opened fire and killed her.

Officer Ryan Taylor was the only officer facing Reyna and he says he saw her reach for something he thought was a weapon.

No weapon was found, but the district attorney says the officer felt his life was in danger and was acting in self defense.

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