Bernalillo County sheriff addresses fatal home shootout
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bernalillo County sheriff says he doesn’t know if deputies knew the mental health history of a man who died following a shootout in Albuquerque.
Sheriff Manuel Gonzales released more details Monday about the Nov. 10 shooting which killed 50-year-old Matthew Scudero.
Scudero’s family says authorities visited him before to provide mental health resources.
Deputies were called to a mobile home after Scudero’s father reported his son had pointed a gun into his mouth.
Upon their arrival, Scudero threatened to shoot them.
Gonzales says Scudero then fired two shots and five deputies returned fire.
A SWAT team later found him dead of gunshot wounds.
The fatality came a week before deputies shot and killed two people in a stolen vehicle.
Gonzales also denied that deputies need to wear body cameras.