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Chief: Suspect did not point gun at NM officer

November 7, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An alleged robber and carjacker never pointed his gun at a police officer before the officer shot and wounded him, Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks said Thursday.

But Banks said the man, Joaquin Ortega, was armed, and police had already received emergency calls about shots being fired in two different areas.

Ortega, 34, was accused of confronting a man outside a muffler shop with a gun in an effort to get a ride. The man was retreating behind his vehicle when Login to read more

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