- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The officers in a fatal Albuquerque police shooting of a man in the city’s foothill have been identified.

Albuquerque police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez says officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez are linked to the fatal shooting Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden told reporters the man was shot Sunday night and was rushed to the University of New Mexico Hospital. The man, who has not been identified, later died.

According to Eden, officers arrived at the foothills after receiving a suspicious person call. He says when officers arrived, the man threatened the officers’ lives.

Eden says “less-than-lethal force” was used to calm the man but an officer eventually fired one shot.

Officials did not say which officer fired.

The shooting comes as Albuquerque police is under a U.S. Justice Department investigation over allegations of excessive force.

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