FARMINGTON — The Farmington sergeant who fatally shot a suspect on New Year's Day returned to the department.

Farmington police Sgt. Shawn Scott returned to the Farmington Police Department this week. He spent more than three weeks on paid administrative leave, Lt. Taft Tracy said.

Scott was put on leave January 1 after he fatally shot Mark Chavez, 49. Chavez was shot outside of a home on Loma Linda Avenue.

Scott is on restrictive duty. He is currently doing an extensive out-of-town training program for police supervisors and will not return to patrol until the Farmington Police Chief clears Scott for active duty, Tracy said.

Scott was previously scheduled to attend the training program and it is not related to the shooting, Tracy said.