Three people were killed and six others injured (including two officers) after a gunman opened fire in Farmington, New Mexico. Officers then shot and killed the alleged gunman, police confirmed. Farmington is located in northern New Mexico, only about 15 miles south of the Colorado border.
Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe said in a video message that the 18-year-old suspect fired at least three different weapons, including an AR-style rifle. At 10:57 a.m., the unidentified suspect opened fire near Dustin Avenue and Ute Street ,with officers finding a”chaotic scene” upon arriving. The Farmington Police Department, New Mexico State Police and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene. Farmington Police Department deputy chief, Baric Crum, told reporters earlier Monday that the suspect was firing into the neighborhood as he “roamed” up to a quarter of a mile, randomly firing “at whatever entered his head to shoot at,” shooting at least six houses and three cars.
Three “civilian victims” were killed, Farmington police said, in addition to one suspect who was “confronted and killed on scene.” Farmington Police said on social media that one Farmington police officer and one member of the state police were also wounded; they were taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center and listed in stable condition. The Farmington officer was treated and released; the state police officer remains in the hospital and is doing well.
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