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Man dies following overnight APD shooting


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Another fatal APD shooting took place Tuesday night, following a protest against the department just 10 days after the fatal foothills shooting that brought national attention and more scrutiny to the city’s police.

This shooting went down on the far west side of Albuquerque near Central and 60th Street.

APD Chief Gorden Eden was out in the area at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and said a man came out of his house and shot at police, who returned his fire.

Police say the incident started at about 9 p.m. Tuesday when officers responded to a 911 call about a man allegedly threatening two girls with a BB gun.

Police say when they got to the complex on 60th Street and Avalon Northwest, the suspect exited an apartment about an hour later with a gun and fired the weapon. At least one officer returned fire.

The suspect was rushed to the hospital and died, according to police. The officers involved were not injured.

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