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Police Forced to Open Fire during Domestic Violence Case

Police officers in Albuquerque were forced to fire on a man involved in a domestic violence situation.

According to police reports the suspect, whose identity has not been released, was wielding a 15-inch bayonet against an unnamed victim. Officers were dispatched to the scene at Zuni Road and Pennsylvania Avenue to bring the man into custody. When they arrived, officers attempted to ask the man to put down his weapon, and even tasered him twice, to reportedly no effect.

Since the officers were forced to use a firearm on the suspect, the department itself has come under fire. However, Chief Ray Schultz has been quick to defend his officers, stating that they followed department protocol for dealing with an uncooperative suspect.

Have you recently become a victim of domestic violence? If so, you need to call a family law attorney immediately. Get the legal advice you need and deserve to protect yourself and family members against the offender.