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Albuquerque officer identified in shooting of murder suspect

SAN RAFAEL, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police have identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man wanted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Authorities say the shooting occurred May 26 at a home in San Rafael near Grants when state police and officers with Albuquerque Police Department tried to contact the suspect.

The officer who shot Hector Gamboa was identified Monday as Albuquerque Officer Nathan Cadroy-Croteau. Investigators say Cadroy-Croteau was helping a tactical team as they tried to take Gamboa into custody.

The 59-year-old suspect was accused of stabbing and killing his ex-girlfriend at her home in Albuquerque in May. He was wanted on murder, tampering with evidence and other charges in the death of Blanca Renova.

State police say the details of the case remain under investigation.

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