- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a suspected mail thief is dead and his wife is charged with harboring a fugitive after a gunfight with members of a U.S. Marshals task force in southeast Albuquerque.

Federal officers were looking for 31-year-old Mario Montoya after he disappeared from a halfway house on May 20.

They found him with his wife at an apartment Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say 37-year-old Colleen Calamia then left the apartment and U.S. Marshals stopped her vehicle.

When the deputies questioned Calamia about Montoya’s whereabouts, she reportedlt told them that Montoya was alone in the residence.

The deputy marshals attempted to arrest Montoya and he reported fired at them and the deputies shot back.

They later entered the residence and found Montoya dead from the exchange of gunfire.

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