- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who tried to drive away in a patrol car and was fatally shot by a Santa Fe police officer.

New Mexico State Police is investigating the shooting and announced Wednesday that the victim of the April 29 shooting was 33-year-old Andrew James Lucero of Santa Fe.

They say officers were attempting to arrest the suspect after discovering a stolen luxury vehicle in the driveway of an Eldorado home.

Lucero apparently got into the patrol car and put it in drive.

A police 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 and Lucero was pronounced dead at the scene.



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