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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Vietnam veteran killed by police in Albuquerque had PTSD

Man killed by police identified as Vietnam vet
Albuquerque Journal
By Patrick Lohmann
Journal Staff Writer
Sun, Jul 7, 2013

Vincent Wood, 66, had been diagnosed with PTSD, family says

The man shot and killed by Albuquerque police Friday evening has been identified by police as 66-year-old Vincent Wood, who family members said was a Vietnam veteran diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and possibly other mental issues.

Also, an eyewitness to the shooting has added more details about the Albuquerque Police Department’s second officer-involved shooting this year. Both men shot by police in 2013 have died from their wounds.

Wood was shot and killed around 7:45 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of a Northeast-area convenience store and gas station when he approached an officer brandishing two 10-inch-long butcher knives, Police Chief Ray Schultz said Friday. Woods was shot an undisclosed number of times, and police are still investigating which officers shot him.

Michael Allen, Wood’s half brother, said Wood has one grown daughter and has been traveling in the Southwest since his grandmother died in the early 1990s, a death Wood took very hard, Allen said.
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