FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office investigation has cleared two deputies who shot a woman coming at them with a handgun.
Sheriff’s Capt. Tim Black tells the Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/xVeReQ) [auth] that the deputies handled Tuesday night’s confrontation professionally and within use-of-force guidelines.
Black says 55-year-old Donna Peace was threatening to kill herself and several children inside her mobile home when deputies were called.
Deputies Katie Macsalka (MAC-sal-kah) and Emerson Charley were at a back door when Black came outside and pointed a 9mm pistol at them. Macsalka fired her handgun three times and Charley shot his Taser.
Peace was in good condition Friday at a Farmington hospital recovering from a bullet wound to the abdomen. She faces two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer.