ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating after an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning left one man dead in downtown Albuquerque. APD Chief of Police Harold Medina says the suspect lunged at officers with a knife when he was shot.
Medina said the suspect was involved in a disturbance earlier Wednesday morning. He said around 9 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to a bank for reports of an individual smashed a window with a rock. The same suspect approached APD’s criminal transport center around 1 a.m. Thursday morning in downtown Albuquerque. Medina says when officers tried to make contact with the suspect he pulled out a knife and lunged at officers.
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“At this point, we had two taser deployments and two officers deployed deadly force,” Medina said. The suspect later died at a hospital. No officers were injured in the incident.
APD said they have had multiple run-ins with the suspect, including three criminal trespassing charges in the past two months. The man has been identified as Jesus Crosby.