Grand Jury Will Consider Fatal Police Shooting

Dec 18, 2013

A grand jury will consider whether a fatal shooting by a New Mexico police officer was justified.

District Attorney Angela "Spence" Pacheco said Monday he has received the results of the New Mexico State Police investigation of the Nov. 7 shooting of 39-year-old Jeanette Anaya by Officer OIiver Wilson.

Police say Wilson fired into Anaya's car after it backed up toward the officer and hit his car. That was after a chase that began when Wilson saw Anaya driving erratically and she refused to stop.

The shooting has drawn questions since Santa Fe police did not join the high-speed pursuit because state police dispatch did not give a reason for the pursuit.

Pacheco says it could be six to eight weeks before the case is presented to a grand jury.

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