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Chris Mechels

Was this an accident, shooting him in the leg??? NM cops are trained to shoot Center Mass, which is a kill shot IF you hit your target. European cops are trained to shoot for the legs, unless they are being fired on, in which case they may go lethal.

For this incident, it would make perfect sense for one officer to approach the suspect, with the other in backup with an AR-15, a very accurate weapon. This allows for a leg shot if required. If this was, in fact, what NMSP did, I am encouraged. A good outcome.

Or, did they shoot Center Mass, and simply miss their target?? That's more likely, and discouraging. We really MUST address police training in NM, which has been in absolute ruin since 2013.

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