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Edgar Rene Alvarado, 21
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 02, 2016

Agencies: Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department New Mexico

Last updated: 6 months ago

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Edgar Alvarado was killed by police in a shootout on February 2, 2016. Police said Alvarado carjacked a truck Tuesday, crashed the truck, then carjacked a Jeep. When officers caught up with him, police said Alvarado ran into a bicyclist, ditched the Jeep, then attempted to carjack a third driver.

Investigators said as Alvarado ran down the block, he pointed a gun and shot at law enforcement.

“Alvarado fires at least one shot, and the round struck one of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department marked unit,” said Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales.

At that point, investigators say one Albuquerque Police officer fired six rounds, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy fired four rounds, and a second Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy fired at least two rounds. Witnesses said police had Alvarado surrounded when they began firing.