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City official IDs man fatally shot by US deputy

July 9, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified an alleged probation violator fatally shot by a deputy U.S. marshal in Albuquerque last week.

Deputy Marshal Kenneth Daniel shot and killed 27-year-old Anthony Jacob Chavez at a home on July 2, Deputy City Attorney Kathryn Levy told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1w0HvZs ).

Chavez was on probation on a conviction for transporting people illegally in the United States. The conviction resulted from a 2010 arrest in Luna County, Levy said Tuesday.

Officials previously said a deputy marshal fatally shot a man sought on a probation violation arrest warrant but did not identify either man.

They haven’t said whether Chavez was armed or whether he’d threatened Daniel or another officer.

The Albuquerque Police Department is leading the investigation into the shooting. Albuquerque officers also were working with Daniel on a federal fugitive task force when the shooting occurred.

Court records state that Chavez had a pending criminal case in which he was charged with vehicular homicide.

The charge accused him of running a red light and causing a fatal accident in Bernalillo County south of Albuquerque in May 2013.

An aspiring monk, 24-year-old Christian Garule, was killed when his car collided at an intersection with a truck driven by Chavez.

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