- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two Albuquerque police officers will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked his girlfriend and another man.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1ZqTb7s) that prosecutors announced Friday that the May 2014 shooting of Ralph Chavez was justified.

According to the District Attorney’s Office report, both officers were carrying out their duties under the law.

Police video and audio shows Officers Brian Fuchs and Ryan Graves had backed away from Chavez across lanes of traffic before firing.

Graves can be heard ordering Chavez to put his knife down.

However, there was no complete video because Fuchs’ lapel camera was not turned on and Graves’ was blocked by his uniform.

Police say Chavez had a blood alcohol content of 0.28 at the time of his killing.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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