Albuquerque Police ID Man Killed in Standoff

May 5, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police said Sunday that an officer shot a man during a long SWAT standoff, but it remains unconfirmed if that caused the man's death.

Police said that 50-year-old Armand Martin walked out of an Albuquerque home Saturday and fired two handguns.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that police said at a news conference that he fired at least 11 shots from inside and outside his West Side home before a SWAT team member fired a single shot that struck his chest.

The paper says that as of Sunday, police had not confirmed if Martin, an Air Force veteran, died from police fire.

The shooting occurred as police face pending U.S. Justice Department reforms over excessive force. It is the second such incident since the federal officials issued a scathing report over the Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.