FARMINGTON — Officials have yet to release police reports and other evidence a month after a U.S. Marshals Service deputy shot a Farmington man.
Last week, the San Juan County District Attorney's Office received the Farmington Police Department's investigation of the March 12 shooting that may have led to John Marszalek II's death.
But the police report and other evidence pertaining to the investigation will not be released until the office has finished a review of the case, according to officials.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Dustin O'Brien, who is reviewing the evidence, said he is not certain when the police report will be released.
The district attorney's office needs to review the final medical investigator's report to complete the examination, according to a press release the DA's office issued Friday.
O'Brien said his office also needs to review police video, audio and reports before releasing the police report.
Marszalek, 26, died after a high-speed car chase during which he struck two police vehicles before coming to a stop at the intersection of 20th Street and Butler Avenue.
He was hit with Tasers before Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Spencer shot him once through the driver's side rear window of Marszalek's blue truck, Farmington police Sgt. Casey Malone said in a March 26 news release.
Marszalek was also slicing his throat and stabbing his neck before he was shot, according to police.
He was pronounced dead at San Juan Regional Medical Center shortly after he was shot.
Marszalek's autopsy and toxicology reports are pending, said New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator Operations Director Amy Boule.
Officials have not said whether Marszalek died as result of the gunshot or the self-inflicted wounds.
The Farmington Police Department sent its police report to the district attorney's office on April 4.