ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning in the Foothills area. Albuquerque Police Department (APD) said the shooting took place shortly after 2 a.m.

APD alleged officers responded to a report of a car crashing into a center median, and some passengers were in the car with at least one of them being passed out.

When they tried removing the driver from the car, things took a turn.

“As they removed the driver from the vehicle, an officer indicated that there was possibly a firearm on scene, and shots were fired,” said Chief Harold Medina with the Albuquerque Police Department.

The driver died on the scene. Police said they did later recover a gun from the car.

It’s still unclear what exactly led up to the officer opening fire on the driver. On November 7, APD identified the driver as 21-year-old Julian Sanchez.

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A multi-agency task force is now investigating the officer-involved shooting and the officer who fired the deadly shot in order to see if they followed department standards.