BCSO deputies fatally shoot man - Albuquerque Journal

BCSO deputies fatally shoot man

The entrance to Las Mananitas Apartment Complex, where Bernalillo County deputies fatally shot a man during an altercation Tuesday night on Albuquerque’s West Side. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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A domestic violence investigation turned deadly Tuesday night when deputies fatally shot a man during a altercation at an apartment complex on the West Side.

Jayme Fuller, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said at least one deputy fired on the man, and that no deputies were injured. She did not identify the man killed, say if he was armed or what led deputies to shoot him.

It was the third time BCSO deputies have fatally shot someone this year. Most recently, on Nov. 26, deputies fatally shot 18-year-old Elijah Riche when he fled a hit-and-run crash holding a rifle.

Tuesday’s incident began with a report of domestic violence. Fuller said around 8:15 p.m. a person called the nonemergency dispatch number to report being battered earlier at an Allsup’s convenience store at Coors and Blake SW. Deputies met the person around 9 p.m. at Las Mañanitas apartment complex, near Coors and Montaño.

“During the investigation, deputies determined a battery had occurred,” Fuller said.

While deputies were speaking with the person, she said, the man suspected in the incident arrived at the apartment. Fuller said the man ran and deputies gave chase.

She said at some point the deputies and man got into a fight, and “at least one deputy fired one round,” striking the man. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fuller said the shooting is being investigated by violent crimes and homicide detectives alongside the Multi Agency Task Force made up of the Albuquerque Police Department, BCSO and New Mexico State Police.

“Per Sheriff’s Office policy, the deputies involved in this incident will be interviewed, and body worn camera footage will be thoroughly reviewed before any additional details are available for public release,” she said.

Journal city editor Martin Salazar contributed to this report.


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