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Toxicology reports show man was drunk in fatal police shooting

Created: 09/29/2013 5:38 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

Toxicology reports show a man shot by Las Cruces Police was drunk when he pointed what looked like a rifle at officers.

Jose Estrada was shot and killed outside his mobile home in July.

The rifle in the incident turned out to be a pellet gun.

Investigators recently found out Estrada told someone he was thinking of pointing a gun at officers so they would shoot him.

The Las Cruces Sun News reports the autopsy report found Estrada had schizophrenia.


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