Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Under Investigation

Authorities say officials from several law enforcement agencies were attempting to arrest a man today in the Wild Horse Valley area between Farmington and Lee Acres. Officials say the man had seven outstanding felony warrants and during "an interaction" with a Deputy U.S. Marshal the suspect was fatally shot.

From the San Juan County Sheriff's Office:

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The San Juan County Regional Officer Involved Shooting Task Force is investigating a shooting of a man in the Wild Horse Valley area.

 Around 10:25 am on June 15, a regional law enforcement task force contacted a man wanted for several felony charges outside a house on Road 5758. The task force was working cooperatively to arrest a man on seven outstanding felony warrants and consisted of law enforcement officers from the United States Marshal’s Service, Farmington Police Department, and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. During the interaction with the man, a Deputy US Marshal fired. Officers immediately rendered aid to the man and called for paramedics. The man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no injuries to law enforcement officers or any other community members. 

 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.

More from Local News

  • Farmington PD to get new Headquarters

    The City will be acquiring the property, which includes a total of 50,000 square feet of furnished building space, for $3 million. The property is being sold under market value thanks to the generosity of Hilcorp. The building will require an additional $2 to $3 million in alterations to construct the unique facilities needed at a police station, such as an evidence room, bulletproof glass, armory and more.   

  • Former State Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Drug Dealing

    Daniel Capehart was sentenced on June 7 to seven years in prison. A federal jury convicted Capehart, 37, of Bloomfield, New Mexico, on July 22, 2021, of three counts of distribution of marijuana and methamphetamine, two of which occurred within 1,000 feet of a school or playground in San Juan County, New Mexico.

  • North Hudson Resource Partners Acquires LOGOS Resources

    LOGOS will continue to be led by its existing management team, including its CEO Jay Paul McWilliams.  Management is comprised of San Juan Basin veterans, collectively bringing more than 100 years of regional drilling and operating experience as well as an extensive track record of community interaction and environmental stewardship.

  • Ground Broken on Farmington LDS Temple

    The groundbreaking signals the beginning of construction for the Farmington New Mexico Temple that will be built on a 6.62-acre site located at the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. The single-story structure will be about 25,000 square feet in size. There will also be a meetinghouse on-site.

  • College Faculty Gain First Union Contract

    The San Juan College Education Association says its new contract seeks fair disciplinary and transparent lay-off procedures, earlier notifications of non-renewal of contracts, an additional 0.5% increase in salary as well as other changes.

  • SJC Student Housing Application now available

    The 150-bed, three-floor building boasts one-, two- and four-bedroom units and will provide an array of amenities for residents, including a spacious common area, multiple student kitchens, as well as TV/study areas on each floor.

On KSJE Now:

Today's Weather

  • Farmington, NM

    Thundery shower

    High: 73°F | Low: 59°F

  • Durango, CO

    Thunder storm

    High: 72°F | Low: 50°F

  • Shiprock, NM

    Thundery shower

    High: 79°F | Low: 57°F

  • Cortez, CO

    Thunder storm

    High: 79°F | Low: 50°F

  • Santa Fe, NM

    Thundery shower

    High: 68°F | Low: 54°F