ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A deputy-involved shooting in Bernalillo County killed a man on Sunday. He has now been identified and some BCSO deputies have been placed on administrative leave.
According to BernCo Sheriff’s Office, a deputy-involved shooting took place in the 2300 block of Griffin Road SW. BernCo deputies were responding to a welfare check when they made contact with a man armed with a knife, they said.
After a confrontation came about between the man and the deputies, at least one deputy fired a gun, hitting the man. He died at the scene.
The man has been identified as Jared Romero, 35. The incident is still being investigated.