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People wrote signs in memory of Victor Villalpando, 16, who was shot and killed by Española police Sunday. Uriel Garcia/The New Mexican
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A sign outside Moving Arts Española where Victor Villalpando, 16, a gymnastics student and instructor who was shot and killed by Española police Sunday. Villalpando was buried at El Rito cemetery Friday. Uriel Garcia/ The New Mexican
Family, friends question teens death at hands of police
The corner of Corlett Road and Riverside Drive in Española, pictured Monday, is where 16-year-old Victor Villalpando was shot and killed Sunday by an Española police officer. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
State police: Slain teen made 911 call that led to officer shooting
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Natasha Bachus, 12, plays her harp Friday during a celebration for Victor Villalpando, 16, who was shot and killed by Española police on Sunday. Uriel Garcia/The New Mexican
Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:00 pm
Updated: 1:54 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.
The 911 call of a “suspicious person” that set off a deadly confrontation between Española police and 16-year-old Victor Villalpando on Sunday morning was made by Villalpando himself, state police said Thursday.
State police, who are investigating Villalpando’s shooting death by an Española officer, said Villalpando had called 911 on Sunday morning and reported that a suspicious person was armed with a gun and hitting himself with a stick. In the phone call, Villalpando identified himself as “James,” state police said in a statement.
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Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:00 pm.
Updated: 1:54 pm.