- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A driver who led law enforcement officers on high-speed chase along Interstate 25 from Albuquerque to Santa Fe was shot and killed early Tuesday after running away from his disabled pickup truck with a firearm and exchanging gunfire with officers, New Mexico State Police said.

Marvin Maestas, 30, had two outstanding felony warrants at the time of the shooting out of Las Vegas, New Mexico, according to police.

One was for aggravated assault upon a peace officer for another officer involved shooting on Aug. 7, and the other for three counts of aggravated assault, shooting at or from a motor vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm from an incident handled by Las Vegas police on July 22.

A Sandoval County deputy spotted the truck speeding north from Albuquerque about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said.

The deputy tried to stop the truck, but the driver would not pull over, at times driving north in the southbound lanes of traffic and driving in excess of 100 mph.



State police and Santa Fe city and county officers joined the chase, and several attempts to deflate the pickup’s tires with spike strips failed, Kassetas said at a news conference.

Eventually, a Santa Fe police officer succeeded in flattening the tires. The truck left the highway at Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe and stopped, Kassetas said.

Maestas, of Mora, ran away and was fatally shot after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers.

No officers were injured in the incident, Kassetas said.

Two females in the car were detained for questioning and later released, State Police said.

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