KANW-FM

Man shot by Albuquerque police was wanted ex-felon

Jan 13, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a shooting involving Albuquerque police as a wanted ex-felon. A police spokesman said Friday the man has been confirmed to be Daniel Saavedra-Arreola. Gilbert Gallegos says Saavedra-Arreola had several aliases and served time in various correctional facilities. According to police, officers responding to a residential burglary call last Sunday were confronted by a suspect with a weapon. At least one officer opened fire, fatally wounding him. A task force is investigating the officer-involved shooting. Gallegos says Saavedra-Arreola's past convictions include conspiracy to commit second-degree murder. At the time of the shooting, he was wanted for probation violations and considered armed and dangerous.