Benjamin Diaz Killed by New Mexico State Police

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
20954-20992 US-70
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New Mexico State Police reportedly were conducting a traffic stop. They say during the traffic stop, around 7 a.m., Benjamin Diaz got out of his vehicle holding a knife and attacked the officer with the knife, and the officer shot and killed Diaz.

Victim's Name: Benjamin Diaz

Agency Responsible: New Mexico State Police

Gender: Male

Age: 22

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: November 1, 2019

County: Otero

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: sharp object

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5150

Geography: Suburban

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