- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say a teenager was armed with a cap gun when he was fatally shot by Espanola police earlier this month.

State Police officials said Monday that their investigation into the June 8 shooting of 16-year-old Victor Villalpando will be presented to the 1st Judicial District’s Attorney’s Office when it’s completed.

They say the two Espanola police officers involved have been interviewed by State Police investigators.

The officers had responded to a report of a suspicious person in a parking lot behind a shopping center.

It reportedly was Villalpando who called 911 to make the report using a different name. He allegedly said the suspicious person was armed with a gun and hitting himself.

The officers had tried to talk the teen into putting down the weapon.

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