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Police: Another Albuquerque officer involved in shooting

2 years 5 months 1 week ago January 14, 2015 Jan 14, 2015 Wednesday, January 14 2015 January 14, 2015 1:06 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police say an Albuquerque officer has fatally shot a man who had just fired at officers.

Tuesday's shooting marks the department's third this year and comes a day after Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg announced she was seeking murder charges against two officers for the March shooting of a homeless man.

A police statement said the latest shooting happened just before 5 p.m. after officers were dispatched to a busy eastern Albuquerque street after a report of suspicious criminal activity.

The officers arrived and took one man into custody, but another man fled on foot. Police say the man later fired shots at the officers, and at least one officer returned fire. Police say the man was wearing body armor, and his weapon was found near his body.

Albuquerque Deputy Chief Robert Huntsman told reporters that no officers were seriously injured.

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