ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The man shot by Albuquerque officers late Saturday night died hours later at a local hospital, according to police.
Dennis Humphrey, 58, reportedly pointed a “high powered weapon” at police, before at least one officer opened fire, according to Officer Simon Drobik.
Drobik said police responded to a home on the 3900 block of Goodrich around 9:30 p.m. after callers reported that an intoxicated man was armed with a gun. Police said officers negotiated with Humphrey for 30 minutes before he retreated to his garage and turned off the lights.
When police shined a light into the garage, one officer saw Humphrey pointing a weapon at him.
“At that time the officer’s in fear for his life,” Drobik said. “He took appropriate action to stop his action. Shots were fired.”
Drobik said three officers are on paid administrative leave, but it’s still not clear how many fired their weapons or how many shots were fired.
Police attempted life-saving measures at the scene. Drobik said family members confirmed that Humphrey died at a local hospital at around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Drobik said multiple agencies are investigating the shooting. APD will also conduct an internal investigation, he said.
— This is a developing story. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.