Update on FPD Officer Involved Shooting

The driver of the pickup, Franke Anchondo (35) of Aztec, exited the truck and closed distance towards Officer Warman.  While charging towards Officer Warman, Mr. Anchondo was holding and pointing a dark object with both hands at the officer as if it were a gun.  Officer Warman believed Mr. Anchondo had a gun and was about to shoot him.  Mr. Anchondo ignored Officer Warman's command to "stop".  In fear he was about to be shot, Officer Warman fired his duty weapon once at Mr. Anchondo. Officer Warman followed up with four additional shots, which stopped Mr. Anchondo's aggressive action towards h

Update:  1/16/18: Farmington Police released the dashcam footage of this incident: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9x2xq4w342ayogl/AAD-_EE_POc6ORPEMPqO-JVva?dl=0&preview=2017-0104IA+OIS.avi

From: NM State Police:

On Wednesday December 20, 2017, The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested by the Farmington Police Department (FPD) to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)

When NMSP Agents arrived they learned that around 6:00 p.m. Officer Brant Warman, who was on duty in his marked police unit saw a truck drive past him, while he was stopped at a traffic light.  He saw a female hanging out of the passenger side window waving her arms and screaming for help.  Officer Warman stated he immediately feared for the female's safety and thought she was being abducted.  Officer Warman attempted to stop the truck, but the driver took evasive action and sped off. The truck was weaving in and out of traffic and passing on the shoulder of the road. The driver eventually turned onto Riverstone Road, which was dark and unlit, and turned off his lights. As the officer pulled behind the truck, it drove off at a slow speed, eventually coming to a stop a short distance ahead. Before it stopped, the female that was screaming for help jumped out of the passenger side.  
 
The driver of the pickup, Franke Anchondo (35) of Aztec, exited the truck and closed distance towards Officer Warman.  While charging towards Officer Warman, Mr. Anchondo was holding and pointing a dark object with both hands at the officer as if it were a gun.  Officer Warman believed Mr. Anchondo had a gun and was about to shoot him.  Mr. Anchondo ignored Officer Warman's command to "stop".  In fear he was about to be shot, Officer Warman fired his duty weapon once at Mr. Anchondo. Officer Warman followed up with four additional shots, which stopped Mr. Anchondo's aggressive action towards him.  Officer Warman then notified his dispatch that shots were fired and requested medical response for Mr. Anchondo as well as additional FPD units.   Mr. Anchondo was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

The female victim, Alicia Jackson (33) of Farmington stated Mr. Anchondo had threatened to kill her.  When she saw Officer Warman she started yelling for help out of the truck window.  Neither Officer Warman nor Ms. Jackson sustained any injuries during the incident. The object located near Mr. Anchondo was later identified as an e-cigarette.  FPD secured the scene and requested New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau to investigate the incident. 

 Officer Warman has been with the FPD for approximately 6 years. 

 No additional information is available at this time. Upon the conclusion of this investigation it will be referred to the 11th Judicial District Attorney's office for review.

More from Local News

  • Child Dies in Septic Tank Accident

    The San Juan County Sheriff's Office and the Riaski family want everyone to know the dangers of septic tanks and the necessity of proper coverage. Ryder's mom Cassandra does not want another family to go through the loss she is currently suffering.

  • Couple Arrested for DWI after Pursuit & Roadblock

    The suspect continued driving at a slow speed towards a busy intersection.   The second State Police officer knew if the driver did not stop, and entered the intersection, the vehicle would likely be hit by traffic traveling in the opposite direction and the children would sustain serious and potentially life threatening injuries. Just before the vehicle entered the intersection, the second State Police officer made the decision to place his marked patrol unit in the path of the suspects' vehicle to prevent it from entering the intersection. The suspect did not stop and impacted the State Poli

  • Couple Arrested for Car Theft, Breaking & Entering

    When Detectives questioned Morales and Lopez about the stolen vehicle, they stated they didn’t have anywhere to stay, so they broke into a house to stay warm. The house they broke into was also freezing so they left and came across the running Jeep and decided to take it.

  • Student Arrested after School Threat

    Farmington police were made aware of a threatening message written in the boys’ bathroom at Piedra Vista High School. The message stated, “A shooting will happen tomorrow.” Staff found the graffiti and alerted authorities. An investigation immediately began and detectives were able to identify the suspect, a 16-year-old student who attends PVHS.

  • 2 Children Dead after Kirtland Fire, One Person Injured

    First Responders arrived to a manufactured home engulfed in smoke and flames. Eleven Fire Department apparatus and two Volunteer Fire Districts responded to the scene. Farmington Fire Department responded an additional engine to assist. Firefighters worked to rescue two individuals who were pronounced deceased on scene, and one other resident was treated for minor injuries.

  • 2 Dead in Christmas Eve Crash, Alcohol Suspected

    The driver of the Buick Mr. Dannon Jim (34), and the right rear passenger Shynoah Jim (11) both from Tsaile, AZ sustained fatal injuries during the crash, and were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.  The other two occupants of the Buick, also family members, were transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center, and subsequently flown to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, NM with critical injuries.

On KSJE Now:

Today's Weather

  • Farmington, NM

    Sunny

    High: 55°F | Low: 28°F

  • Durango, CO

    Sunny

    High: 52°F | Low: 27°F

  • Shiprock, NM

    Sunny

    High: 57°F | Low: 28°F

  • Cortez, CO

    Sunny

    High: 55°F | Low: 28°F

  • Santa Fe, NM

    Sunny

    High: 55°F | Low: 30°F