GLORIETA, N.M. (KRQE) - Late Tuesday two state police officers were involved in an officer-involved shooting at 28A Firestation Road in Glorieta, New Mexico that left one person dead.
The man's brother was taken into custody for aggravated assualt on a police officer.
The incident took place around 10:45 p.m., when state police received a call regarding a possible road rage incident along I-25 in northern Santa Fe County.
The woman said the driver was speeding up and slowing down and turning his lights off and on for no reason. The woman was able to provide a vehicle description and license plate. Officers tracked the truck to Glorieta and Samual and Daniel Pauly.
When officers approached the residence, they said suspects yelled "We have guns," and then fired three gun shots.
Lt. Tim Johnson said the officers didn't fire back until they saw a man, Samual Pauly, at a window with a gun.
"One of the suspects presented himself in the window and he was also holding a pistol in his hand that's when he was fired upon," Johnson said.
Officers returned fire, hitting Pauly, 34. He was found dead on scene.
The second suspect, Daniel Pauly, 32, fled the residence on foot. Johnson said he was armed too.
"One of the officers observed as he fled that he had a shotgun in his hand," Johnson said.
Detectives said Daniel Pauly surrendered a short time later, after hiding the shotgun. The gun was found in the woods.
Neighbors said the pair was trustworthy and had never caused any problems.
The Pauly brothers moved to the area about two years ago, both worked at Geronimo's, an upscale restaurant in Santa Fe.
Online court records in California show the pair have had several speeding tickets. Daniel Pauly was also convicted of burglary in 2005, but hadn't been in serious trouble since.
Daniel Pauly was booked into the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center on charges of aggravated assault on peace officer with a deadly weapon and resisting/evading an Officer.
Johnson said two of the three officers on scene fired their weapons.
He added that the investigation will determine if any of the officers announced they were police from the driveway before the gunshots rang out.
However, Johnson said after firing at Samuel Pauly the officers gave verbal commands when they went inside the home.
The two state police officers, who fired their weapons, are on standard paid administrative leave.
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