NMSP: Police Investigate Shooting Involving Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Friday Night

Philip Fiorenzio

NMSP News:

EDGEWOOD – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an officer involved shooting today involving the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office (SFCSO) in Edgewood.

The initial investigation indicates that at around 11:05 p.m. Friday, a SFCSO deputy received a report of a suicidal male individual, at 3 Villa Conejo in Edgewood. The male subject, who was identified as Philip Fiorenzio, 69, of Edgewood, left the residence in a grey Kia Sorento sports utility vehicle.

The deputy located the grey Kia Sorento on Pueblo Colinas road and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Fiorenzio made a U-turn, drove head on and rammed into the SFSO deputy’s vehicle, causing the air bags to deploy.

The deputy fired his duty weapon at Fiorenzio. Fiorenzio was taken into custody.

The SFCSO Deputy was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Fiorenzio was not injured during the incident. He was treated by emergency medical services on scene.

State Police agents charged Philip Fiorenzio with:

  • Aggravated Battery with a deadly weapon;
  • Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon;
  • Aggravated Fleeing a law enforcement officer; and
  • Resisting Obstructing a law enforcement officer.