ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Albuquerque police say a man sought in an assault was fatally shot by officers after a foot chase and confrontation.
Interim Chief Allen Bans said the man died after being shot Sunday night when he allegedly pointed a weapon at officers.
Police on Monday were working to positively identify the man. They also have yet to say what type of weapon the man had.
Police spokeswoman Officer Tasia Martinez said a multijurisdictional team has started interviewing the officers who were at the scene Sunday. The investigation is expected to take a couple of days, she said.
The situation began when another man reported being assaulted. Banks says officers chased the suspect who then charged at them.
Banks say an officer fired a beanbag gun at the man but it didn't stop him. The acting chief says that's when the man was shot.
Sunday's shooting was the Albuquerque Police Department's fifth since late October. Since January 2010, the department has been involved in nearly three dozen officer-involved shootings, including 20 in which suspects were killed.