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New Mexico deputies fatally shoot woman near Albuquerque

July 22, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says a woman was fatally shot after multiple deputies fired at her during a domestic violence call.

Undersheriff Rudy Mora told reporters early Monday the woman was shot after she jumped out of an RV and “aggressively approached” the deputies. Mora says the female was armed but it’s unclear what type of weapon she held.

Mora says the female, whose name was not released, was declared dead at the scene and one deputy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The shooting occurred in Albuquerque’s South Valley neighborhood after deputies responded to a domestic violence report. It is being investigated by a multi-agency task force.

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