DA’s office says fatal officer-involved shooting was justified


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Prosecutors announced Wednesday that an Albuquerque police officer who shot and killed an Air Force Veteran in 2014 will not face charges.

Officers were called to Armand Martin’s Ventana Ranch home in May of 2014 by his family.

His wife and kids said Martin was drunk and threatening them with a gun. They got to safety, but officers stayed negotiating with Martin for nearly six hours.

At one point, Martin shot out a window at police, then walked out the front door shooting at police. That’s when an officer shot back killing Martin.

The District Attorney’s Office released the investigation into the shooting Wednesday, saying it was justified and the officer will not be facing charges.

The report reveals that Martin had a history of mental illness.

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