ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - As one officer tried to backpeddle from a man waving two knives Friday night a second officer shot and killed the man, APD Chief Ray Schultz said in a late-night meeting with reporters.
The shooting took place shortly before 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Circle K store on the corner of San Mateo Boulevard NE and McLeod Road. The slain man is only described as being in his 50s or 60s.
Schultz said it was about 7:40 p.m. when someone reported a man with a butcher knife threatening two kids outside a nearby theater. The first officer to arrive followed the man eventually confronting him in outside the convenience store.
The man then brandished two butcher knives and came at the officer, Schultz said. As the first officers was backing away, a second officer arriving on the scene shot the man, the chief added.
As of 10 p.m. the intersection of San Mateo and McLeod remained closed with no indication of when it will reopen.
Employees of a miniature golf course on the opposite corner across San Mateo told KRQE News 13 they heard three or four shots.
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