AZ Man Arrested In NM Police Officer Shooting

Sep 14, 2020

Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding a New Mexico State Police officer.


Police say the officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital and released. They say 28-year-old Robert Benjamin Nelson of Scottsdale was booked into the Cibola County Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated battery upon peace officer, shooting from a motor vehicle and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. Police say Nelson was the driver of a pickup truck that was stopped on Interstate 40 about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. They say Nelson appeared to fire multiple rounds at the police officer’s head as she approached his vehicle.