ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State police have identified a 40-year-old from Los Lunas as the man fatally shot by Valencia County deputies on Saturday.
New Mexico State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo said in a news release Sunday night that at least one deputy opened fire after an altercation broke out during an investigating into a stolen vehicle on San Rafael Drive in Los Lunas around 10 a.m. Saturday.
At some point, shots were fired by at least one deputy, killing 40-year-old John Bailon.
Bailon died at the scene, though deputies attempted life-saving measures, Armijo said.
The shooting remains under investigation. The names of deputies involved will be released after interviews are conducted, Armijo said.