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Farmington driver exposed himself at stop lights before chase, shooting by a federal officer


FARMINGTON, New Mexico — Authorities say a driver who died after being shot by a federal officer earlier this month was driving erratically and exposing himself at stop lights.

Farmington police released more information Wednesday in the March 12 shooting of 26-year-old John Marszalek II.

They say Marszalek was shot during a confrontation after a chase and a crash and later died at a hospital.

Police say Marszalek was shot as he was stabbing himself in the throat after his vehicle continued to ram a Farmington police car.

Officers had already used a stun gun on Marszalek before the U.S. Marshal's deputy shot him.

Police say Marszalek was the subject of two police chases before the second one led to the collision and confrontation in which he was shot.

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