Teen killed by police had cap gun


ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police have confirmed that the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by Espanola officers, earlier this month, had a cap gun.

Police say Victor Villapando called 911 to report a suspicious person. Then he gave them a description of the clothes he was wearing, saying the person was armed.

When officers arrived, police said Villalpando pointed the cap gun at officers.

Officers Jeremy Apodaca and Richard Trujillo opened fire, killing the teen.

State police determined that Villalpando made similar 911 calls in the days before his death.

Both officers involved were interviewed on Friday and the final report in the investigation will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office.

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