BCSO: Deputy fatally shot suspect after physical altercation

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office released details regarding a Tuesday night shooting where a man was shot by a deputy in northwest Albuquerque.

Deputies were dispatched to Las Mananitas apartment complex at 6200 Montano Plaza Dr. NW after a call came in at around 8:15 p.m. The call was about a domestic violence incident earlier in the evening at the Allsup’s on Coors and Blake SW.

Deputies showed up to the apartment complex at around 9 p.m. and made contact with the victim. However, as they were talking, the suspect arrived at the scene.

Sheriff Manny Gonzales said the suspect quickly fled on foot, sparking a pursuit and a physical altercation when deputies tried to apprehend the suspect. At least one of the deputies fired a shot during the altercation, with one of the shots striking the suspect.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deputies involved in the incident will be interviewed and have been put on administrative leave. Body camera footage of the incident will be reviewed and eventually released.

The investigation is ongoing by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.