Police ID officer in fatal shooting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – State Police have released the name of the officer involved in a deadly shooting in late May.

Albuquerque SWAT officers were assisting State Police as they responded to a tip that Hector Gamboa was barricaded inside a home in San Rafael.

Gamboa was wanted for allegedly killing his girlfriend in Albuquerque.

After hours of negotiations, Officer Nathan Cadroy-Croteau opened fire, killing Gamboa. It’s still unclear exactly why the officer fired.

Officer Cadroy-Croteau was involved in another deadly police shooting in 2013, when a man armed with a claw hammer came at him and another officer.

In that instance, Officer Cadroy-Croteau fired a beanbag gun at the suspect. The other officer fired the deadly shot.

The shooting is still under investigation, police say.


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