A shooting involving a police officer at a residence in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Friday afternoon left one person dead, authorities said.
The Albuquerque Police Department said the fatal shooting escalated from a domestic disturbance call that police officers responded to around 3:30 p.m. told police that her husband and son were in a dispute.
According to local news outlet KRQE, police arrived at the house and contacted the father, then saw the son leave the house with knives in his hands.
Police Chief Harold Medina said the three officers then tried “less lethal methods” in an effort to subdue the son, but they were ineffective. Then they used deadly force, he said.
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Chief Medina said the son’s mental health or alcohol may have contributed to the situation.
The officers were placed on standard leave pending an investigation. No officers were injured.
At least two rounds were fired, one of which was fatal, according to KRQE.
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So far the age of the deceased is unknown.