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Police identify man shot by officer

Updated: 12/02/2013 4:35 PM | Created: 12/01/2013 4:16 PM
By: Sara Montoya and Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

Albuquerque police have identified the man shot by an officer on Sunday as 34-year-old Shaine Sherrill.

The incident happened on Wyoming, north of Indian School, just after 2 p.m. on Sunday.

According to Interim Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks, a woman called police saying that a man was at her house and she did not feel safe with him there.

Officers arrived and found Sherrill near the intersection of Indian School and Wyoming.

Banks says an officer called out that the suspect had a gun. Sherrill was shot and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

"There was a confrontation between the officers and this male subject. The officers did discharge their firearms. They did render aid. The male was struck with bullets, they did render aid and he was transported to the hospital in critical condition," Banks said.

Witness Amanda Lax was in the area as the incident unfolded.

"We heard one gunshot, and we turned around and saw an officer get out of the vehicle and we heard six more gunshots and then officers started swarming the place," Lax said.

The investigation will determine if Sherrill had a weapon.

The incident closed Wyoming from Indian School to Menaul for several hours on Sunday.


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