The tranquil Four Corners region in New Mexico descended into chaos on Monday, as a deadly shooting spree resulted in the deaths of four people, including the teenage shooter, and left two police officers wounded. The Farmington Police Department reported the grim details of the tragedy.
Three civilians fell victim to the shooting spree, in addition to the suspect, an 18-year-old male, who was fatally confronted at the scene. Deputy Police Chief Baric Crum revealed that the teen assailant was armed with multiple weapons.
Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe, in an address on Monday night, expressed profound sorrow over the day’s events. He described the young shooter’s actions as seemingly random, with the teen fatally wounded in the ensuing police response.
The shooter’s rampage left a trail of destruction, with at least six residences and three vehicles bearing the scars of gunfire. According to Chief Hebbe, the young man used a variety of weapons, including a firearm resembling an AR-style rifle.
The incident began at 10:57 a.m. on Monday, with emergency services responding to 911 calls reporting active gunfire. Upon arrival, officers found themselves in the midst of a still-unfolding crisis, as the shooter continued his deadly assault.
The events of the day sent shockwaves through the community, leaving both residents and law enforcement grappling with the aftermath of the senseless violence.