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APD shoots a knife-wielding suspect

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By Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Facing increased scrutiny over its use of force, Albuquerque police shot and killed a man who authorities said slashed a good Samaritan’s throat late Thursday, police announced at a briefing.
Deputy Chief William Roseman told reporters that the knife-wielding man was attacking a woman when the good Samaritan stepped in to help late Thursday and was stabbed.
“Officers attempted to talk to the offender and tried to have him drop the knife,” Roseman said. “As officers tried to deescalate the situation, the male offender began to advance on the officers.”
Roseman said two officers shot and killed the man after he continued to move toward police.
The name of the suspect was not released. Officials also have not released the names of the officers who fired their weapons.
In addition, police did not say how many times the man was shot nor if lapel camera footage of the shooting was available.
Roseman said the good Samaritan is in critical condition, while the woman has been treated and released.


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