Santa Fe police investigate officer-involved shooting

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A suspect is in the hospital after being shot by police in a busy part of Santa Fe. It started Friday morning as officers were trying to serve a warrant on the 100 block of Juan De Dios with the Department of Corrections.
Kevin Chavez mugshot from June 2014
The suspect, 23-year-old Kevin Chavez, was wanted for a probation violation.

Police said as they were trying to get Chavez into custody shots were fired and the he took off in a vehicle. Officers chased him several miles to the intersection of Cerrillos and Cordova.

That is where Chavez was taken into custody with at least one gunshot wound, but is expected to survive.

State police are now helping with the investigation.

“All three agencies are working very closely together, they are making sure a very thorough investigation is being done the community is not at any risk at this point, we will continue to work together,” SFPD spokeswoman, Celina Espinoza said.

An officer suffered a minor injury during the incident. 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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