GLORIETA, N.M. (KRQE) - What began as a road rage call last week in Glorieta ended with an officer-involved shooting. Now the two women who faced off with the driver are sharing their story with News 13.
"It was like a scene from a scary movie," Sabrina Ireland said. She and her friend Augusta Arellanes were headed home on Northbound I-25 Tuesday night when they say they noticed an erratic driver.
"He was flashing lights at other cars, but he tried to ram into this older lady that was in front of us," Sabrina explained. Police say it was Daniel Pauly, 32, who was behind the wheel. The women say he was aggressive and seemed drunk.
They called police and followed the driver as he pulled off at the Glorieta exit. When the authorities showed up, they told the pair to go home and followed Pauly to his home. According to court records his brother, 34-year-old Samuel Pauly, was inside armed with a gun.
"Someone from inside the residence yelled out we have guns. Just after that three shots were fired," Lt. Tim Johnson, NM State Police said. He explained that as his officers approached a man stuck his head out the window of the home and pointed a gun at them. Gunfire was exchanged and Samuel Pauly died at the scene.
Police say Daniel Pauly then ran out of the house and into the woods. They say he was armed with a shotgun. He surrendered a short time later and was arrested. He is charged with Aggravated assault on an officer and evading police.
The women were not present when the shooting happened and say they were shocked to hear their 9-1-1 call ended that way.
The two NM State Police officers involved in the shooting are on standard paid administrative leave.
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