ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - As Albuquerque Police have released the names of the three officers and one deputy injured in one man’s shooting spree over the weekend, we’re now learning a minute-by-minute account of just how exactly police responded to the incident.
APD confirmed Monday afternoon that Officer Matthew Hannum, Officer Eric Martinez, and Officer Daniel Morales were all injured in the shooting Saturday. As of Monday, Morales remained in an Albuquerque hospital with injuries. Martinez and Hannum were released Saturday night.
The other law enforcement officer injured in the shooting, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins, remained in intensive care at an Albuquerque hospital Monday afternoon as well.
Police are still investigating the incident, however, the new minute-by-minute account comes from a 61 page police dispatch log. It shows that just six minutes after witnesses made the first 911 call, police were already calling for back-up and the suspect, 35-year old Christopher Chase began firing at officers.
The dispatch log begins at 11:20:08 a.m. on Saturday when Albuquerque Police received a call about a “male subject on foot threatening guys with an AK-47.” Callers reported that the man was dressed in camouflage and had a black mask.
According to the log, witnesses told officers that Chase was near the Citation Car Wash and a bus stop on Broadway and Hazeldine, south of Coal Avenue.
The log shows that three minutes later at 11:22:51 a.m., a responding APD sergeant who was still en-route to the scene called for additional officers to respond with “long guns.”
According to the log, as the sergeant got close to Broadway and Hazeldine, he informed dispatch at 11:25:12 a.m., “do not have units approach.”
By 11:26:09 a.m., according to the dispatch log, the sergeant requested a K-9 and SWAT for backup.
But just 13 seconds later, dispatchers were notified of the first shots. Witnesses heard those shots down the road.
"I hear a couple quiet pop-pops,” said Andrew Blackman, a witness who was on Broadway between Coal and Lead Avenue.
According to the dispatch record, Chase fired shots and police took cover. At 11:29:28 a.m., deputies observed Chase getting in the initial responding sergeant’s squad car.
As Chase drove away, witnesses heard more shots.
“Probably five or six really loud gunshots,” said Blackman.
One of those shots hit a parked truck, sitting in Blackman’s apartment complex driveway. Some of the shooting was caught on cell phone camera down the road.
“He got an AK man you see that!!” exclaimed one witnesses as Chase then fired several rounds at officers while driving north on Broadway Avenue.
Witnesses say one of the shots fired hit an officer driving near Coal and Broadway where an abandoned police car sat. At 11:31:42 a.m., dispatchers reported that one officer had been shot in the leg.
Police say Chase continued north up Broadway, shooting and driving. Five minutes after the first officers was reportedly shot, at 11:36:13 a.m., another responding APD sergeant authorized the use of deadly force.
As Chase kept driving, at 11:38:46 a.m., the sergeant who authorized deadly force reported to dispatchers that Chase was possibly monitoring police radio traffic inside of the police car he had stolen.
According to the log, at 11:42:45 a.m. , police dispatchers noted that they were disabling the police radio to the car he stole.
Four minutes later, at 11:46:34 a.m., officers reported that Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins had been shot.
Just about one minute later, at 11:47:38 a.m., dispatchers reported shots being fired. Sources say that was likely at the Phillips 66 gas station on 4th Street NW and Montano where Chase crashed and was killed.
While the chase was going on, APD also dispatched snipers to be ready near Guadalupe Road NW. However, about a minute after their dispatch, the chase ended.
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