SFPD Officer Involved Shooting on Calle Ojo Feliz | City of Santa Fe

SFPD Officer Involved Shooting on Calle Ojo Feliz

12 May, 2023

Santa Fe, NM   May 12, 2023 – At approximately 2:30 p.m. Santa Fe Police Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Calle Ojo Feliz in reference to a report of a suicidal male that discharged a firearm.  The calling party reported a male individual instructed the caller to call 911 because he wanted to kill himself, showed the caller a firearm, and then walked into the arroyo and fired the gun. 

Upon arriving on the scene, officers heard the male discharge the firearm multiple times.  Officers then requested assistance from Santa Fe Fire Department and staged a paramedic unit due to the nature of the incident.  Officers made contact with the male subject, who was armed with a firearm and refusing to put it down.  Officers began communicating with the male to attempt to de-escalate the situation. During the encounter, the male refused instructions from officers and reached for his firearm. At least one officer to discharged their department firearm, striking the male.

Santa Fe Police and Fire personnel rendered aid, and the individual was transported to a local hospital.  No officers were injured.

New Mexico State Police responded on the scene and are conducting the investigation into the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS).  NMSP will provide any additional updates concerning the OIS investigation. 

According to standard protocol, SFPD Officers directly involved in this critical incident will be placed on Administrative Leave.

This incident remains under active investigation. Updates will be provided as they become available.

SFPD Officer Involved Shooting on Calle Ojo Feliz