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Albuquerque Police Say Officer Shot Man Who Pulled a Gun

MarquezALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Wounded man is hospitalized in critical condition

An Albuquerque police officer is on standard paid leave after shooting a man who ran from him and a Bernalillo County deputy.

Albuquerque police spokeswoman Nadine Hamby said the incident began Wednesday when the deputy stopped at a gas station because he thought a driver looked suspicious.

Hamby said a passenger bolted from the car, and the deputy and the officer gave chase.

She said the man, identified as 18-year-old Benjamin Marquez, pulled a gun and the Albuquerque officer yelled at him to drop it.

Instead, she said, Marquez stopped running and turned toward the officers.

She said the Albuquerque officer fired three or four times, hitting him.

Hamby said Marquez was hospitalized in critical condition.

The names of the officer and the deputy have not been released.

 

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 16:05

 

An Albuquerque police officer is on standard paid leave after shooting a man who ran from him and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy.

Albuquerque police spokeswoman Nadine Hamby said the incident began Wednesday when the deputy stopped at a gas station because he thought a driver looked suspicious.

Hamby said a passenger bolted from the car, and the deputy and the Albuquerque police officer gave chase.

She said the man pulled a gun and the Albuquerque officer yelled at him to drop it.

Instead, she said, the man stopped running and turned toward the officers.

She said the Albuquerque officer fired three or four times, hitting him.

Hamby said the man was hospitalized in critical condition.

His name and those of the officer and deputy have not been released.

 

 


 

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:19

 

The Broadway and Gibson SE area is closed to traffic while Albuquerque
police investigates a police-involved shooting.

The site is Broadway north of Gibson and westbound Gibson, city public safety spokesman T.J. Wilham said.

Wilham did not have additional information about shooting and whether there were fatalities when he announced the closure at 1:15 p.m.

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