- Associated Press - Sunday, March 13, 2016

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Farmington man shot himself in the face during a traffic stop and then pointed a gun at a deputy.

San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies say the incident happened around 7 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of East Main and Country Club.

Sheriff’s spokesman Kyle Lincoln says a deputy tried to pull over a vehicle traveling without headlights.

The deputy pursued the car and the driver eventually stopped.

The deputy noticed upon approach that the 48-year-old driver had an injury to his eye.



Lincoln says the suspect then pointed his gun at the deputy, who was talking to him.

But he was taken into custody.

The suspect’s current condition was not known Sunday.

But he is being investigated for DWI and aggravated assault of a police officer.

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