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APD: Officers shot, killed man who was reportedly waving gun at people in the area

Joshua Panas
August 23, 2019 06:11 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting near the Walmart on Eubank near I-40.

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Police said they responded to the scene Thursday afternoon after getting reports of a man waving a gun at people in the area. 

A witness said the officer shot the person after he appeared to reach for something.

“Right when I pulled up, he made a really aggressive move for his waistband and that was it,” Lester Gonzales said. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not said whether they found a weapon on the man.

"Tactics will be reviewed at a later time to see what tactics the officers used," said APD Deputy Chief Harold Medina.

No officers were injured during the incident.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in Albuquerque this week.

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