TAOS — A man was fatally shot Sunday night at Taos Pueblo during a confrontation with a tribal police officer, the FBI reported.

The FBI and the Taos Pueblo Department of Public Safety are investigating the shooting, according to a statement from the FBI's Albuquerque field office.

The incident occurred when a Taos Pueblo police officer responded to a call about an incident involving domestic violence. After a confrontation, the officer shot and killed the man, according to the FBI.

The officer was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries that weren't life-threatening, the statement said.

Officials have not released the name of the man who died nor the police officer's.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to the FBI.

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Chris Mechels

Such cop killings in domestic violent call outs is far too common in our state.

Our cops get very poor, and uneven, training in "Defensive Tactics" and far too much in "firearms" and "Officer Survival Training. Their fitness standards are also minimal, esp since December 2013 where those standards were illegally changed.

This leaves our officers feeling helpless to deal with upset, possibly violent, domestic violence parties. They resort to their pistol, which they rely on far too much. They kill their problem. All of this points out the need for improved training and accountability which our cops oppose. They don't have a problem, so long as they can shoot us, we have a problem.

Completing this picture the cops are trained to shoot "Center Mass", which is a kill shot. European cops shoot to wound. As the European cops say, American cops shoot to KILL, because they WANT to, not because they HAVE to. This is not helped by hiring cops right out of the military, and giving them only minimal training, as we do. The Dept of Public Safety and the Attorney General have the power to change this murderous game, and instead make it worse with such things as "Officer Survival Training".

The least we could do would be to give killer cops 3 days off WITHOUT pay; today they get AT LEAST 3 days off WITH PAY. An incentive to kill.

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