​Police Shooting Involving Bosque Farms PD

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Police Shooting Involving Bosque Farms PD

VALENCIA COUNTY ― Bosque Farms Police Department received a call Jan. 31 from a stolen vehicle victim.

The victim advised officers she was in the Peralta area traveling behind her stolen vehicle, which was a silver Kia Optima. As the victim followed her stolen vehicle, a suspect from within the stolen vehicle allegedly fired shots toward her.

Bosque Farms PD located the silver Kia Optima in Peralta, NM and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit ended on El Cerro Loop near Toy Lane in Los Lunas, where the passenger of the vehicle was taken into custody immediately.

The driver lead officers on a foot pursuit. During the foot pursuit a Bosque Farms PD officer discharged his department issued weapon. A Valencia County Sheriff’s Sergeant located the driver and tased him. The suspect driver was handcuffed and taken into custody.

The suspect, who was identified as Samuel Jose Orona, 28, of Belen was charged with:

  • Unlawful Taking of motor vehicle (4th Degree Felony);
  • Aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer (4th Degree Felony); and
  • Resisting or Evading arrest (Misdemeanor) 

The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested to investigate the incident. The identification of the officers and passenger will not be released at this time. No officers were injured during the incident and the suspect was not struck by gunfire.  

No additional information is available to include the details of the shooting, which will be released as it becomes available. For information on the stolen vehicle, contact the Bosque Farms Police Department.

Samuel Jose Orona