ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque police are continuing to investigate an officer involved shooting Monday that left one man dead.
Investigators say a veteran officer with APD shot and killed Daniel Tillison, 31, after Tillison rammed his SUV into the officer's patrol car.
Tillison, who also goes by the name Oreo, was apparently selling stolen stereo equipment in an apartment parking lot near Marquette and Texas around 1 p.m. Monday.
According to investigators the officer showed up to that complex where he and Tillison exchanged words. The officer was standing outside of his vehicle when Tillison smashed his car into another car before slamming it into the officer's police cruiser.
The officer then fired two rounds, one hit the SUV while the other hit Tillison, fatally wounding him.
At this time it is not known whether Tillison had a firearm.
"At this point in time it looks like the weapon used was the vehicle itself, again it would be premature for me to speculate anything other than we know at this time," Chief Ray Schultz said.
Police say the SUV likely did not belong to Tillison and believe it was borrowed to use during drug deals.
Online court records show that Tillison has numerous charges going back to 1998, including car theft, kidnapping, robbery and drug dealing.
Officials have not released the name of the officer involved in the incident but do say he joined the department in 1994. He left the department at one point to serve in the military but later returned to the force. He is currently on paid leave.
Some brazen thieves made off with a man's prized possession, and now the victim is hoping for some holiday justice. Little did the suspects' know, their entire crime was caught on camera.
Authorities in Valencia County say a man broke into his girlfriend’s home and attacked her and her mother with a hatchet.
Albuquerque may have the biggest paint-by-number drawing in the New Mexico, and soon, a neighborhood will pitch in to finish it.
A vehicle used in war will soon hit the streets in Farmington.
New Mexico State Police say a missing hunter was found dead Sunday morning.
A wave of support was expressed Sunday from big group of Taos residents who protested the firing of state police officer Elias Montoya.