Cop Fatally Shoots Woman After Chase

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Santa Fe, NM - Back in November, a state police officer fired 16 rounds into a Santa Fe woman's car, killing her. Jeanette Anaya's family says it shouldn't have happened, but a grand jury ruled the shooting was justified. Dashcam video, along with dispatch calls and documents relating to the incident, sheds some light as to what happened on a November night last year. The night started with a attempted traffic stop. In a statement, officer Oliver Wilson said Anaya made a stop at a green light, catching his attention. Wilson pulled up behind her and said he noticed the car wobble, thinking she was impaired or had car issues, but Anaya didnot stop. Her passenger, Jeremy Munoz, had just helped Anya with a flat tire. He said he tried to make her stop but she told him she had a warrant for her arrest. Wilson turned his sirens on but Anaya sped up, going through neighborhoods at speeds up to 87 miles per hour. Wilson nudged Anaya's car via a PIT Maneuver, causing her to lose control and stop. The dash cam was facing away as Officer Wilson got out of his car. "Get your hands up!" he yelled. Anaya's passenger said she put the car in reverse to get away. In a statement, Wilson said, "He had feared being crushed by both vehicles' causing great bodily harm to him or death." At that point, Wilson decided to fire his weapon. Wilson stated he was not sure if his first four shots had been effective, so he proceeded towards the vehicle on foot and fired several more shots at the right rear passenger side tire of the vehicle in an attempt to disable the silver Honda. Anaya put the car in drive trying to get away. Wilson continued to shoot, yelling and cursing for her to stop. Anaya crashed into a wall and was hit by two bullets, one in the head and one in the back. Her passenger was handcuffed. Officer Wilson said he was aiming for the tires, but a diagram from investigators showed that while Wilson shot 16 times, only two bullets hit Anaya's tires. Toxicology reports show Anaya had cocaine in her system.

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  1. zelda43
    zelda43 Jan 26, 2014

    A great example of a crappy police force. WHERE oh WHERE were the OTHER patrol cars to aid in the capture? You really do have to wonder how the chase could last this long with no assist.

  2. 32456314
    32456314 Aug 03, 2014

    another citizen murdered by NM police. WAY toomuch force for the situation. Hope someone returns the favor to the murdering NAZI

  3. 31188987
    31188987 Aug 27, 2014

    zelda43 there may not have been any other patrol cars available at that time. In the city I served in as a police officer, we were extremely short on manpower-- I had to patrol alone, without a partner, and was in vehicle pursuits on a daily basis, and there were often no other vehicles available to assist. This is because in a busy city, all police officers are usually on calls for service that they cannot leave-- for example, an officer may have someone in custody in his police car, and he can't join a pursuit with a prisoner in the vehicle. Or he may be on a domestic violence call, which cannot be abandoned either, or a murder, or another shooting, or any number of other types of calls for service. And when you wonder why there were no more police officers available-- it's often because there are a shortage of people who want to join a police department, and/or who are eligible to join. Or, because so many cities are broke (like many people are these days) and unable to afford any more.

  4. JRM0919
    JRM0919 Nov 23, 2014

    31188987 I like your comments , I worked the job for 4 years in the US Air Force and for 15 years after as an armed Security Patrol Officer during that time riding with the local city and county officers numerous times. I was told while riding with the city and county officers if I had to, to empty my weapon. I carried a Glock 21 .45ACP w/13rd cap mags, I carried 4 spare mags . At the time most of our locals were still caring revolvers and liked having the extra firepower. I never had to use it thank God. I agree with you our city sometimes had no backup as all other officers were on calls. Zel and 324 would probably both end up as an officer down if they tried to do the job, they couldn't handle it . I pulled the pin with 26 years total service.

  5. itschallenger2
    itschallenger2 Nov 24, 2014

    I love the comments where it was the cops fault for her death. Who speaks for the cop after he is run over by her.......duh

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