VIDEO: Police open fire on minivan full of kids after traffic stop, chase

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A traffic stop in New Mexico ended with police firing at a minivan full of children -- and it was all captured on a dash cam video.

According to ABC News , the incident began when a woman was pulled over by a New Mexico State Police officer for going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Station KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, N.M., identified the woman as Oriana Ferrell, who police said argued with an officer during a traffic stop before driving away and being pulled over again.

When the officer went to the car a second time, he opened the door and demanded that Ferrell get out of the car, yelling "Get out of the vehicle right now!"

ABC News reports Ferrell refused, which led officers to attempt to pull her out of the car as her five children, ages 6 to 18, started screaming in the vehicle.

After a few moments, the woman's 14-year-old son got out of the car and tried to engage the officer, KRQE reports -- but the officer pulled his Taser and the teenager went back into the car.

Eventually Ferrell got out of the car to talk to the officer, but when he told her to turn and face the vehicle, she tried to run back into the driver's seat of the car, police said.

Ferrell then locked herself and her family inside the vehicle. The officer then took his baton and started to break the windows of the van, ABC News reports.

As Ferrell started to drive away, another officer who arrived on the scene appeared to fire three shots at the back of the minivan even though five children were in the back seat.

Ferrell led the officers on a 10-minute chase before stopping in front of a hotel and turning herself in. Both the woman and her 14-year-old son were arrested.

The actions of the different officers and the fact that the traffic stop ended with an officer shooting at a car and a high-speed chase has led to an internal investigation, the New Mexico State Police told ABC News. However, the officers involved have not been removed from active duty.

Ferrell was charged with five counts of abuse of a child, aggravated fleeing an officer, resisting an officer, reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her teenage son was charged with battery of an officer.

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