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State police ID man killed by Valencia County deputies

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.

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