Chase across state lines end with police shooting woman

Posted at: 10/28/2013 6:40 PM
Updated at: 10/29/2013 9:16 AM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4



HOBBS, N.M. -- State police are investigating another deadly officer-involved shooting--this time near Hobbs--making this the fourth officer-involved shooting in New Mexico in a week. 

It started with a traffic stop in Denver City, Texas. Police say the driver got out, but a woman jumped into the driver's seat and took off toward New Mexico. KOB Eyewitness News 4 was at the scene.

State police said the driver was 35-year-old Amy Reyna of Texas. Police tell KOB she was driving at least 100 miles per hour down a two-lane highway.

"They traveled approximately 30-35 miles from Denver City towards Hobbs," State Police Sgt. Nick Jimenez said.

The long chase ended on State Road 132 near mile marker 9, where police set up spike strips. On the side of the road is a tire, then tire tracks where she plowed through a barbed wire fence.

Reyna then led officers on a 3/4 mile chase through a pasture until her car came to a stop. State police tell KOB that is when officers shot and killed the woman. 

Denver City police and Lea County deputies were involved in the chase. Police have not yet identified the shooter.

State police said the woman did not fire at officers. She had several warrants out for her arrest.