- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a man a fatally shot during an Albuquerque-area encounter with Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies was a gang member with a violent criminal history.

Sheriff Manny Gonzales said during a Wednesday news conference that 28-year-old Miguel Gonzales was released from prison just las month.

Officials said Miguel Gonzales was shot by at least one deputy early Tuesday morning after he allegedly pulled a gun on deputies who pursued him after learning that a license plate on a car driven by Gonzales was stolen.

The encounter began when deputies on patrol saw what officials called suspicions activity at a car wash around 1:30 a.m.

Officials said a gun was found at the scene but they haven’t said whether Gonzales allegedly fired at deputies.

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