Investigation into shootings by officers in southeast Albuquerque. in progress
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A person is hospitalized after another police officer in the Broadway and Anderson Ave. area. and Broadway Blvd. shot. in southeast Albuquerque Friday afternoon. No officers were injured, but APD chief Harold Medina says it’s been a tough couple of days. He said he was on his way to the UNM hospital to visit the injured officers on Thursday when he was called to the crime scene.
Albuquerque police say an APD suspect was shot and taken to hospital and no officers were injured. According to the APD, officials tried to serve an arrest warrant against an alleged murder suspect who was trying to escape. First he rammed police cars, then got out of the car he was driving and ran. When the officers saw the man pull a rifle and try to ambush someone, they said they opened fire and injured him. It is unknown how many shots were fired or what the suspect’s condition is. Officials say the suspect has a criminal history, including a murder earlier this month. APD did not publish its condition.
Medina says the suspect is an example of the crime Albuquerque sees too often. “This person and the firearm involved match what is now described, the murder that took place early last month and an attempted bicycle or bicycle storage attempt that also threatened an innocent victim with a firearm,” said Medina.
In the meantime, many neighbors were coming home from work or picking up children from school and were unable to come home due to the large area around the scene. A neighbor who was home during the shooting described what he had heard.
“I just heard all the fuss and you know I heard all the sirens and whatnot around and I got kind of worried you know. I thought I heard gunshots,” the man said.
This is the second day in a row that Albuquerque was shot by a police officer following the shooting in the Juan Tabo area north of Lomas that injured four police officers.