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Suspect in New Mexico double homicide dies in Colorado

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 18:24:24-04

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a double homicide in New Mexico has died after he was shot by officers in Colorado.

Officials in Colorado announced the death of 31-year-old Dustin Brian Montano Friday.

Montano was a suspect in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found Thursday in an apartment complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Later Thursday, authorities say they were told Montano might be in a Walmart in Fort Morgan, a small eastern Colorado city about 500 miles (805 kilometers) north of Albuquerque. Officials said Montano was from Sterling, Colorado, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Fort Morgan.

Authorities say Morgan County Sheriff Jim Crone and Undersheriff Dave Martin confronted Montano when he came out of the store and opened fire after he made a “threatening gesture.”