- Associated Press - Sunday, April 30, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Santa Fe police officer fatally shot a suspect who tried to drive away in a patrol car.

New Mexico State Police said Sunday that the shooting happened about 10 p.m. Saturday night in Eldorado.

Officers were attempting to arrest the suspect after discovering a stolen vehicle in the driveway.

The male suspect apparently got into the patrol car and put it in drive.

The Santa Fe officer was trying to remove the suspect from the driver’s side door but ended up knocked down and pinned between the car and a tree.

Authorities say the officer fired one shot, striking the suspect in the abdomen.

The suspect died at the scene.

The officer, who hasn’t been named, was treated and released at a hospital for a leg injury.


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