RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Rancho police have identified a man fatally shot by officers during an encounter in Albuquerque.
A statement released Friday by police Capt. Ron Vigil identifies 71-year-old Henry Rivera Sr. as the man fatally shot Tuesday by Rio Rancho officers following a pursuit after an unspecified “violent crime” at a Wal-Mart store.
Vigil’s statement says Rivera rammed a police vehicle and another vehicle while being pursued from an Albuquerque residence and that he threatened officers with a shotgun.
Vigil said Friday that Rivera wasn’t from Rio Rancho but he said no additional was available about Rivera or circumstances of the incident, during which no officers were seriously injured.
The officers involved in the shooting were placed on standard administrative leave pending an investigation by a multiagency task force.