In a late-night confrontation at an Albuquerque truck stop, law enforcement fatally shot a man threatening individuals with a gun.
What happened: The distressing incident unfolded around 2:30 AM on January 25 at a Love's truck stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when police were called about a man brandishing a handgun and menacing several people.
Details: Before police arrival, a Love's security guard reportedly discharged a firearm towards the suspect. Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina stated that the man had pointed the gun at vehicles, including a semi-truck, and was seen throwing the weapon and rocks at a power transformer.
After a short chase on 6th Street, the perpetrator, still armed, advanced towards the responding officers. Law enforcement reacted by shooting the man, who later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
- No one else was injured during the incident.
- Authorities are urging any other victims or witnesses to contact the Albuquerque police.
- Medina confirmed there is video evidence of the encounter which would be released to the public later.
Aftermath: The shooting resulted in temporary road closures around the area, but normal traffic flow has since been restored.
It was noted that the deceased had no significant history of mental health issues or criminal activity.