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Report: Man shot by US marshal had meth in system

August 20, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A toxicology report says a probation violator shot and killed by deputy U.S. marshal had a large amount of methamphetamine in his bloodstream.

KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/yknsB2) the Office of the Medical Investigator found that 27-year-old shot Anthony Jacob Chavez had the drug in his system when he was shot July 2.

Authorities say the deputy shot Chavez in Albuquerque after he threatened the deputy U.S. marshal with a BB gun.

The OMI says the large amount in his blood levels have been reported in methamphetamine abusers who exhibited violent and irrational behavior.

The autopsy report says Chavez died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

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.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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