Updated: Monday, 26 Sep 2011, 5:12 PM MDT
Published : Monday, 26 Sep 2011, 5:12 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Three men are in jail after allegedly opening fire on an Albuquerque Police station.
Police say all three men were drunk, when they drove past the Northeast Substation on Osuna and popped off a shot.
"The people that were in that vehicle did shoot a gun either at or in the direction of the Northeast Substation, with police officers everywhere," said Officer Tasia Martinez of APD.
Minutes before the start of the graveyard shift, around 9:50 Sunday night, several police offers were waiting outside of the substation in their marked cars
That's when a gun went off, sending them scrambling.
"No real idea of what was happening," said a confused neighbor.
Neighbors just across the street heard the shot.
"We heard very large crack sound, we figured it was a firework going off or something like that," said the neighbor.
The police report says an A.P.D. service aid ran into the station and warned the other officers on duty.
"Police followed the vehicle to next intersection, which is Pennsylvania, where they did a high-risk felony stop on the vehicle," said Officer Martinez.
Inside the vehicle were Joseph Lopez, Fabian Siddell and Aaron Betonie.
Police aren't sure who pulled the trigger.
They say Lopez and Siddell didn't give up easily and officers ended tasing one of them.
All three face 11 counts of assault with intent to commit a violent felony.
Each count reflects a possible victim.
"That's how many police officers were in the immediate danger zones when the rounds were fired," said Officer Martinez.
A.P.D. hasn't found the bullet or where it hit.
But the men they say are daring enough to shoot at a beehive, should expect to get stung.
"If you're willing to shoot at a substation the implication is that you are willing to do something else that is very dangerous and life threatening to others," said Officer Martinez.