Bernalillo County authorities say one of a half-dozen deputies responding to a report of a suicidal person shot and fatally wounded an armed man.
The shooting occurred Sunday night at a home in the Sandia Park area east of Albuquerque.
The sheriff's office says deputies arriving at the home found 54-year-old John Chavez on his porch and that Chavez went inside during negotiations and came back out with rifles.
According to the sheriff's office, a deputy shot Chavez when Chavez pointed a rifle at deputies as they were preparing to leave.
A multi-agency team will investigate the shooting.
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