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Man accused of injuring 4 Albuquerque police officers dies

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a California man accused of shooting at Albuquerque police officers last year has died while in custody. Police say they were notified Friday that 28-year-old James Ramirez died, but didn’t release any other details. Albuquerque TV station KOB reports that the Office of the Medical Investigator picked up Ramirez’s body Feb. 13 at the Cibola County Correctional Center, a private max-security prison outside Grants. Authorities say Ramirez, of Los Angeles, was facing federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm in the Aug. 19 shooting. Police say Ramirez allegedly opened fire on officers in an alley, critically injuring two of them. Two additional police officers were hurt in a second shootout in a parking lot.