Albuquerque, NM –  Albuquerque Police were involved in a fatal officer involved shooting on Saturday after a man charged them and threw what appears to be a knife at officers.

Authorities say police attempted to make contact with a man who was walking in lanes in a busy street. The man refused to comply with orders and then suddenly turned around and charged officers.

Video footage of the incident captured by a witness shows the man running at police and throwing an object at officers, as well as at least one officer firing shots at the suspect, dropping him to the ground.


The unidentified suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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APD officials said one officer suffered a “superficial laceration” and was treated at the scene. Police confirmed they found a knife at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.


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