NM Deputy Kills Armed Man

Aug 5, 2013

 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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