ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a fatal deputy-involved shooting in northeast Albuquerque. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales says a deputy responded to a crash on Edith near Montaño.
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Witnesses told deputies another vehicle fled the scene and deputies soon found it near Edith and Nikanda. When they tried to stop the vehicle, they say the driver crashed and stepped out of the vehicle holding a gun.
A deputy shot the person who was taken to the hospital and later died. “We’re in the preliminary stages of this investigation. We’re still collecting evidence, including the body footage, and we still need to interview the deputies,” Gonzales said.
No deputies were injured. Officials say multiple weapons were found in the suspect’s car. They expect to give an update sometime next week.