The New Mexico State police officer stabbed in a scuffle late Wednesday night in southwest Santa Fe was released from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center on Sunday and is home recovering with his family.
State police say Steven Carroll, 25, took a knife in the gut last week from 39-year-old ex-con Ricky Gonzales. Carroll then shot Gonzales in the shoulder.
Gonzales, meanwhile, has also been released from the hospital and, according to jail records, was booked into the Santa Fe County jail on Friday and was charged with a slew of offenses:
- Five counts of attempted murder (five counts implies he did five different things prosecutors who approved the criminal complaint for Gonzales believe constitute him trying to kill Carrol… I will update this Monday when I can get a copy of the criminal complaint to see why there are five of these charges)
- Assault with the intent to commit a violent felony
- Five counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer (again, there must be five things police/prosecutors are saying Gonzales did during the late night incident)
- Disarming a peace officer
- Resiting/evading/obstructing a police officer
Meanwhile, here is a link to some details about the incident in a story published in Friday’s New Mexican: