- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a person fatally shot by law enforcement officers during a traffic stop along Interstate 25 appears to be the suspect in an armed carjacking in Albuquerque hours earlier.

New Mexico State Police say the shooting occurred shortly after noon Thursday.

The name of the person killed is being withheld until relatives are notified.

Socorro County sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a vehicle near the San Antonio exit.

State Police say shots were fired during the traffic stop and officers returned fire, striking a person in the vehicle.

They say sheriff’s deputies and State Police officers were involved in the shooting, but it’s unclear who fired the fatal shots.

Albuquerque police say the person who died is believed to have carjacked a victim at knifepoint around 11 a.m. Thursday.



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