Woman shot by Taos officer remains in critical condition

Taos OIS scene
Taos OIS scene

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A woman shot by police in Taos Monday remains in critical condition.

State Police say it happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Fred Baca Park.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the woman to be Elizabeth Maestas.

Police say a Taos Police officer was attempting to serve a warrant on Requildo Cardenas, and Maestas was in the passenger seat.

They say when the officer approached, Cardenas tried to hit him with the car. That’s when the officer fired, hitting Maestas.

Cardenas was arrested.

State Police are investigating.

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