Wrongful Death Filed in Fatal Police Shooting

The father of a man shot and killed by a New Mexico State Police Officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit.

A sad, senseless death. The deceased was shot in the chest by state police officers while investigating a report of road rage. The road rage incident involved the deceased’s brother. When police arrived to investigate, the brothers didn’t realize it was the police outside, rather thought it was someone coming after them for the road rage matter. The brother fired two warning shots in the air. An officer fired back, hitting and killing the deceased.

The father previously filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the state court last year. A Santa Fe grand jury determined that the shooting was justified.

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