Suspect In NM Police Shooting Identified

Jan 6, 2014

The motorist who refused to stop during a northern New Mexico police chase on Interstate 25 and was later shot by state police has been identified.

New Mexico State Police said Monday that the motorist was identified as 72-year-old Albert Urban, of Hamburg, N.Y.

Authorities say Urban refused to pull over after being spotted driving in the wrong direction down the interstate late Saturday, but officers eventually managed to forcibly stop the vehicle near Las Vegas, N.M. But police say Urban still drove aggressively toward an officer who shot Urban.

The name of the officer was not released.

Urban was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and aggravated fleeing.

It was not known if he had an attorney.