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Autopsy reveals robbery suspect was shot at least 40 times

January 31, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy reveals an armed robbery suspect was shot at least 40 times by members of the U.S. Marshals Service outside an Albuquerque motel.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that court records say 32-year-old Wes Allen had a gun on June 7 as he drove his car toward an officer before the task force opened fire.

Records say U.S. marshals had been looking for Allen in connection with several armed robberies in the Farmington area.

The medical investigator determined Allen was high on methamphetamine when he died.

The Journal says spokespeople for the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office have not answered questions about the incident.

Special Prosecutor Michael Cox of the district attorney’s office says the Allen shooting has not been assigned to an attorney and probably won’t be “for a couple of months, maybe longer.”

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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