- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say the man killed in an officer-involved shooting was a 19-year-old who had been a suspect in a car-jacking earlier this month.

Police spokeswoman Celina Espinoza says Jose Rodriguez was shot and killed Tuesday morning as officers responded to a call reporting an attempted armed carjacking.

Officers began searching for the suspect when they arrived on the scene and gunfire erupted after officers found Rodriguez.

Police say a gun was found at the scene.

So far this year, there have been more than a half-dozen shootings by police officers in Albuquerque. Three have been fatal, including Tuesday’s shooting.

Two officers that have been with the Albuquerque Police Department since 2001 have been placed on administrative leave as detectives investigate the shooting.


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