Tucumcari Police Chief Uses Taser on Teen

A Tucumcari girl is recovering in an Albuquerque after being shot in the head with a taser by the police chief.

Stacy Akin says she and her 14-year-old daughter were arguing so she drove to the police department for help.

Police Chief Roger Hatcher says the girl ran off, but he then found her in a park.

When he got out of his car to call her, he says she ran in front of it across a street without looking.

He says he had no choice but to fire his taser to stop her.

The girl remains in pediatric intensive care after surgery.