Man takes his own life during traffic stop

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police say an Albuquerque man shot and killed himself during a traffic stop Tuesday night.

According to police the incident began when officers responded to reports of a distraught man just after 8:00 p.m. Officers found the man and stopped him near Van Buren and Douglas MacArthur.

Police say the took his own life before officers approached him. Officers attempted to help the man but he was pronounced dead on scene.

Albuquerque Police Department has not released the identity of the man at this time.

Officers are still investigating the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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