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Man shot by deputy dies in hospital

LOS LUNAS — A man shot by a Valencia County sheriff’s deputy during a welfare check has died.

The shooting occurred about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday off South Hazel Street in Los Chavez. Los Chavez is about 5 miles south of Los Lunas.

The man agreed to come outside, but something happened and, according to State Police, the deputy opened fire.

State Police said the sequence of events is still under investigation.

Authorities said the man, Rudy Baca, 36, was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital. He died at the hospital, KOAT-TV reported Thursday.

It’s unknown how many shots were fired.

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