ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque police have shot and killed a man who they say slashed a good Samaritan's throat.
Deputy Chief William Roseman told local news outlets the knife-wielding man was attacking a woman when the good Samaritan stepped in to help late Thursday and was stabbed.
"Officers attempted to talk with the offender and tried to have him to drop the knife. As officers tried to deescalate the situation the male offender began to advance on the officers," Roseman said, according to CBS affiliate KRQE. "The officers continued to back away from the male subject trying to deescalate the situation and create distance, but the male offender continued to advance on the officers. The subject continued to advance and the officers did fire on the male offender. "
Roseman said the good Samaritan is in critical condition, while the woman has been treated and released.
KRQE reports authorities have not released the name of the suspect or the officers involved in the incident.
It is the third fatal shooting by the Albuquerque Police Department since the Justice Department released a scathing review of the agency's use of force.
Roseman did not answer any questions after making his statement, according to KRQE, including whether or not there was lapel video of the shooting.