- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police have released the identities of the officers who fatally shot a man suspected of armed robbery in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque police released a statement Tuesday saying the three officers fired on 38-year-old Gilbert Zambronio Lovato after he pointed a BB gun at them earlier this month.

Lovato was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Police say the officers involved in the Jan. 7 shooting have been identified as Sgt. Eric Brown, a 17-year police veteran; Detective Russ Carter, a 19-year veteran; and Detective Nava Marquez, a seven-year veteran.

Officers and witnesses told investigators they saw Lovato hold a gun to his getaway driver’s head.

Police searched the vehicle after the incident and also found the note Lovato used while allegedly robbing a restaurant before the shooting occurred.

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