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8:10 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Police: Albuquerque Officer Shoots Suspect

Albuquerque police say a suspect is in critical condition after being shot by an officer.

Authorities say the officer shot the suspect Sunday afternoon in Northeast Albuquerque following a call from a woman who reported that the suspect was in her house.

Police say the suspect has a gun and was taken to a nearby hospital. His name has not been released.

The name of the officer involved in the shooting also was not released.

The shooting comes as the Albuquerque Police Department remains under a U.S. Justice Department investigation over allegations of abusive force. Albuquerque police have been involved in nearly three dozen officer-involved shootings since 2010.

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