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12:54 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

New Mexico Investigating Albuquerque Police Shooting

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office is launching an investigation of the latest fatal shootings by Albuquerque police. State Attorney General Gary King said Wednesday that his office's investigation will provide what he called "an objective unbiased external assessment."

Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden said officers opened fire on a man outside an apartment complex late Tuesday after he shot at police. Officers were responding to a 911 call about a man holding a child at gunpoint.

That shooting occurred just hours after hundreds of people participated in a protest over a recent confrontation in which police fatally shot a homeless camper. The Attorney General's office will also investigate that shooting.

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