Video shows shooting after woman reverses into a deputy's car
San Juan County Sheriff's Office released a video of a deputy-involved shooting. It also involved 29-year-old Lacey Gomez.
At around 5 a.m. on Jan. 21, a San Juan County Sheriff's Office deputy tried to pull a gray car over for driving with their headlights off. That's when the car started to drive away from the deputy, and that driver tried to get away two more times afterward. After a pursuit, the vehicle finally pulled over but reversed right into the deputy's car.
In body camera footage, we see a deputy shoot his gun once, and the bullet shatters the back windshield of the car. Deputies eventually arrested 29-year-old Lacey Gomez, and this isn't her first run-in with law enforcement. Gomez had three previous violent convictions, including a felony.
San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari said, "The videos and evidence will not only be used in Gomez's criminal case, but also by the District Attorney's Office and the officer-involved shooting task force to determine if the deputy's actions were legal and within policy."
In this case, Gomez has five pending charges, including aggravated battery of a peace officer with a deadly weapon and aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer.
Gomez is scheduled in court on Feb. 20. She's being held in police custody until then.