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Albuquerque police fatally shoot a man after an altercation

March 20, 2022 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police officers have fatally shot a man in Albuquerque after an altercation that escalated, according to authorities

They said officers responded to the scene around 5 p.m. Saturday after 911 calls about a man walking around with a gun and allegedly pointing the weapon at people and cars.

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said officers tried to talk to the man, but there was an altercation that escalated.

The name and age of the man who died wasn’t immediately released by police.