- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The district attorney won’t file charges against a New Mexico State Police officer in the November shooting death of 27-year-old Myles Roughsurface in San Juan County.

The Farmington Daily Times reports (https://bit.ly/1G31POr) officers were investigating a report of a man who was threatened at gunpoint in Spencerville, northeast of Farmington, when they heard shots. More officers responded to the scene, including Sgt. James Rempe.

Rempe said he saw a man behind a fence, pointing a rifle at officers. An unloaded rifle was found next to Roughsurface’s body, and a revolver with two bullets in the chamber was in his pocket.

A previous investigation cleared Rempe of an August 2008 shooting on the Navajo Nation that killed Cordell Dobey.


Information from: The Daily Times, https://www.daily-times.com

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