Bernalillo County sheriff addresses fatal home shootout

November 21, 2017

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.

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