Updated: Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 3:31 PM MDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 9:05 AM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a gun found at the scene where a man was shot and killed by state police has been linked to a previous shooting of an Albuquerque police officer.
Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said Wednesday that ballistic tests have confirmed that a .45-caliber pistol found in an apartment was used Sunday in the shooting of officer Ignas Danius.
Police believe that 22-year-old Kendall Carroll shot Danius in the lower back as officers who responded to a report of an alleged assault were approached by other people who wanted to report a theft.
Carroll was shot and killed Tuesday by a New Mexico State Police SWAT officer during a four-hour standoff at an Albuquerque apartment complex.
Police said Carroll or his brother 21-year-old Michael Carroll exchanged gunfire with police.