ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Chief Ray Schultz is set to hold a news conference Monday in reference to the second APD officer involved shooting this year.
Sixty-six-year-old Vincent Wood was shot and killed Friday night after he was allegedly lunging at APD officers with butcher knives.
According to Schultz officers responded to reports of a man threatening two kids at the Montgomery Crossing Shopping Center. Officers found Wood at a nearby Circle K and when they tried to approach him Schultz says he lunged at them with two 10 inch butcher knives.
One of the officers recognized Wood as someone she had dealt with in the past who had mental health issues.
The Chief says she communicated that information and a crisis intervention officer was dispatched to the scene – but apparently he got there too late.
Schultz says the female officer opened fire on Wood after he continued to lunge at them.
According to Schultz – about four minutes passed between the 911 call to the time of shots fired.
"This is just another example of how quickly one of these scenes can escalate, very fortunately in this particular case every body was safe, the kids were able to get away from this subject," Schultz said.
At this time it is not known if the female officer was the only one who fired shots at Wood.
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