FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) - A suspect wanted by the Ignacio Police Department was pronounced dead at the hospital after an officer-involved-shooting Monday night.
Andrew Rossi, 25, from Colorado, had a felony warrant for aggravated battery from a deadly weapon.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the suspect was staying at a Motel 6 on Bloomfield Boulevard when Farmington Police Department’s SWAT and crisis negotiation arrived soon after.
After attempting unsuccessfully to make contact with Rossi by phone, SWAT entered the victim’s room where they found him hiding in the ceiling.
After removing the ceiling tiles, Rossi fell to the floor and charged at officers with a knife.
An officer fired his weapon, hitting Rossi.
Medical aid was rendered and Rossi was rushed to the San Juan Regional Medical Center where he passed away.
The New Mexico State Police are investigating the scene.