ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police fatally shot a man along east Central and Tramway near the Pizza 9 Saturday evening. The man shot by APD officers along east-central has been identified as 33-year-old Collin Neztsosie.
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In a news conference Saturday evening. APD Chief Harold Medina says they received multiple phone calls about a fight around 5:00 p.m. He says the man who was killed pulled a gun during the fight and later was pointing it at people and vehicles that were passing by.
“Officers arrived on the scene, they attempted to talk to the individual and tried to work with the individual and [it] appears to be the individual tried to call 911 as well and, at this point and time, the altercation escalated and to the point that at least one officer fired their weapon and the individual was deceased on scene,” says Chief Medina.
APD has not said if Neztsosie fired at officers. Detectives are hoping to talk to additional witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call 242-COPS