Foam bullets used in arrest of knife-wielding man

Crime

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe police officer opened fire on a knife-wielding man on Friday. Santa Fe police say they fired less-lethal foam bullets, hitting 39-year-old David Gutierrez in the back.


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Police say, leading up to this, Gutierrez was walking around the area of Cerrillos and Richards with a knife. When officers arrived, they say he threatened them with it.

Police say when Gutierrez ran toward a Motel 6, they opened fire. They say the foam bullets didn’t seem to faze him.

Gutierrez was eventually arrested inside the motel. His charges include aggravated assault on a peace officer.

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