ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Armand Martin, the 50-year-old West Side Albuquerque man shot by police Saturday after a SWAT standoff, had been taking medication for depression and had been particularly depressed in the days before he was killed, his wife told police.
During the five-hour standoff, the Air Force veteran barricaded himself inside his Ventana Ranch West home. After several hours, Martin fired numerous shots out into the neighborhood and police fired flash bangs into the home. The standoff ended when Martin, armed with two guns, ran from the house firing more shots. He was shot once by police and died at the scene.
The shooting was APD’s fourth fatal officer-involved shooting since mid-March and the second since the federal Department of Justice released a report saying APD violated citizens constitutional rights by using excessive force.
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