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.