State Police Shooting in Albuquerque

A MAN IS IN THE HOSPITAL BEING TREATED FOR INJURIES AFTER HE WAS SHOT BY A STATE POLICE OFFICER IN ALBUQUERQUE TUESDAY. THE OFFICER WAS CONDUCTING A WELFARE CHECK ON A JEEP CHEROKEE PARKED ON THE SHOULDER OF I-25 NEAR SAN ANTONIO, WHEN HE WAS CONFRONTED BY A MAN WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND. AT SOME POINT, THE OFFICER FIRED HIS WEAPON, STRIKING THE MAN, WHO WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. A MULTI-AGENCY TASK FORCE IS NOW INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. THE OFFICER IS ON STANDARD LEAVE.

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