The officer responded to an anonymous call of someone injured at 912 Loma Linda Ave., near downtown Farmington, at 3:30 p.m. He fired shots eight minutes later.
Neither the name of the deceased, nor the name of the officer has been released at this time. The New Mexico State Police are leading a criminal investigation into the shooting, and the Farmington Police Department is conducting its own internal investigation.
The investigations will determine whether the officer followed protocol, and whether the discharge of his weapon was necessary.