ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a man a fatally shot during an Albuquerque-area encounter with Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies was a gang member with a violent criminal history.

Sheriff Manny Gonzales said during a Wednesday news conference that 28-year-old Miguel Gonzales was released from prison just las month.

Officials said Miguel Gonzales was shot by at least one deputy early Tuesday morning after he allegedly pulled a gun on deputies who pursued him after learning that a license plate on a car driven by Gonzales was stolen.

The encounter began when deputies on patrol saw what officials called suspicions activity at a car wash around 1:30 a.m.

Officials said a gun was found at the scene but they haven’t said whether Gonzales allegedly fired at deputies.