ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – State Police are investigating a shooting involving Espanola police and the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office.
They say Espanola police got a call about a stolen car Saturday afternoon. When they found the car they say the driver, Richard Borrego, and the passenger, Candice Montoya, took off leading police on a high speed chase along State Road 503.
Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Officers joined in the pursuit and eventually stopped the car near Chimayo using stop sticks. Police say they opened fire when Borrego rammed several police cars trying to escape.
He and Montoya were not injured and were taken into custody.