- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police fatally shot two men during separate incidents a few hours apart, authorities said.

Deputy Police Chief Harold Medina said police fatally shot one man early Tuesday morning during an exchange of gunfire after a home invasion and that another man Monday evening was fatally shot when police responded to an altercation involving a dispute between neighbors.

No officers were injured.

Medina said a gun was found next to the man fatally shot in connection with the dispute with a neighbor. That man was identified Tuesday as Jose Vallejos, 48.

Authorities said the original caller had told emergency dispatchers that a neighbor had pointed a gun at him. At least one officer who responded to the scene opened fire. Vallejos was struck at least once and died at the scene.

Albuquerque police say a multi-agency task force was in the early stages of investigating the shooting.

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