Update: Police Release Bodycam & Dashcam Footage of Police Shooting

Farmington police identified the man who was shot Wednesday, January 20, as 46-year-old Humberto Vasquez from Farmington. The incident remains under investigation, and further information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, the primary investigating agency, at 505-334-6107.

From Farmington Police

*Update*

February 5, 2021

Today, Farmington police released body-worn camera video from the officer involved shooting on January 20 at an address on Glade Ln. Police Chief Steve Hebbe released the following statement about the incident, “This was a unique and rapidly developing situation our officers were faced with. We recognize the impact these situations have on the community, those involved, our officers, and the department. Although the Sheriff's Office investigation remains active, based on the facts we know now, the officers’ actions were within policy and training.”

Bodycam and dashcam footage of officer-involved shooting incident, January 20, 2021:

 

January 22, 2021

Today, Farmington police identified the man who was shot Wednesday, January 20, as 46-year-old Humberto Vasquez from Farmington.

On January 20, around 9:47 a.m., the Farmington Police Department responded to a man, later identified as Vasquez, armed with a gun breaking into neighboring apartments and battering residents in the 1000 block of Glade Lane. As officers arrived, Vasquez barricaded himself inside his apartment and began breaking out the windows. He eventually tossed a gun and magazine out of one of the broken windows and started to pour gasoline over himself and the inside of the apartment. Officers began evacuating the neighboring apartments and continued to negotiate with him. Vasquez stepped out of the apartment and threw a bottle containing gas at the officers before going back inside. Later, he exited the apartment again, and as he threw a Molotov cocktail at them officers fired. Officers immediately rendered aid to him and called for paramedics. He was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center, where he is now stable and recovering. There were no other injuries at the scene. The Farmington Fire Department quickly mitigated the fire hazards at the location.

The incident remains under investigation, and further information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, the primary investigating agency, at 505-334-6107.

 

January 20, 2021

 Around 9:47 a.m., the Farmington Police Department responded to a man armed with a gun breaking into neighboring apartments and battering residents in the 1000 block of Glade Lane. As officers arrived, the man barricaded himself inside his apartment and began breaking out the windows. The man eventually tossed a gun and magazine out of one of the broken windows and started to pour gasoline over himself and the inside of the apartment.  Officers began evacuating the neighboring apartments and continued to negotiate with the man. The man stepped out of the apartment and threw a gas bottle at the officers before going back inside. Later, he exited the apartment again, and as the man threw a Molotov cocktail at them officers fired.  Officers immediately rendered aid to the man and called for paramedics. He was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center and is currently being treated. There were no other injuries at the scene. The Farmington Fire Department quickly mitigated the fire hazards at the location.  

 The incident remains under investigation, and further information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, the primary investigating agency, at 505-334-6107.

 

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