Deputy shoots, kills man after fatal stabbing of mother


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man was shot and killed by a Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy during an encounter after the fatal stabbing of the man’s mother, the New Mexico State Police said.

The State Police identified the man killed Wednesday as 45-year-old Edward Daniel Santana and his mother as 67-year-old Delia Cervantes, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

When deputies responded to a reported domestic dispute at a home north of Santa Fe, they found the mortally wounded woman lying on a patio bench and they then had an encounter with Santana that led to the shooting, the State Police said.

State Police Officer Dusty Francisco said Santana was wielding a “fence type post” as a weapon as he aggressively approached deputies, prompting them to fire, first with a stun gun and then with a firearm.

Cervantes died at a hospital, the State Police said in a statement.


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