Police: Shot Albuquerque suspect sought by federal authorities for possible illegal firearms


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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Officials say a 33-year-old man shot by Albuquerque police was wanted by federal authorities for possible illegal firearms possession.

Albuquerque police said Wednesday the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was seeking to take Jeremy Joe Robertson into custody when Albuquerque officers shot him.

Authorities say Robertson fled plain-clothed officers from a gas station and had pulled a firearm from his waist.

Police say he also was facing charges of aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon stemming for a case earlier this year.

The shooting comes as the city of Albuquerque and the U.S. Justice Department are locked in negotiations over ordered reforms following a harsh report into the police department's use of force.

Albuquerque police also have been under scrutiny for 41 police shootings — 27 of them fatal — since 2010.

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