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Police: Man fatally shot by US deputy had BB gun

July 16, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say an alleged probation violator threatened a deputy U.S. marshal with a BB gun before the deputy marshal shot him.

Authorities have said Deputy Marshal Kenneth Daniel shot and killed 27-year-old Anthony Jacob Chavez at a home on July 2.

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.

The Albuquerque Police Department is leading the investigation into the shooting, and the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1t3oDsS ) reports that police disclosed Tuesday that Chavez had a BB gun and threatened the officer.

Court records state that Chavez had a pending criminal case in which he was charged with vehicular homicide. That stemmed from a May 2013 fatal accident.

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