ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Christopher Chase, the man behind Saturday's violent rampage had a criminal past but nothing that would suggest the violence was coming.
"We are investigating into his background right now to determine what actually caused him to go on his rampage," APD Chief Allen Banks said on Sunday.
A look at the 35-year-old's criminal history may give some clues.
His first notable run-in with the law came in 2000. According to a police report the then 21-year-old was drunk and throwing a wheel chair onto Central Avenue. When an officer arrive, he refused to cooperate, so the officer maced him.
Aside from some minor traffic tickets, Chase kept out of trouble until 2004.
According to court documents that's when Chase ripped off his employer, a Giant Gas Station located on Central near Eubank Northeast.
He eventually pled no contest to conspiracy to commit fraud, after he was caught on video giving out $5,000 worth of money orders to a friend for $100.
Again, he stayed off APD's radar, that was until Saturday.
"We do note that he has a tattoo on his body that says cop killer," Banks said.
However, that is not the only tattoo Chase had.
Other body art included 'juggalo' and a 'hatchet man' both tattoos are commonly associated with the band Insane Clown Posse.
The Detroit rap-duo have taken aim at cops in their lyrics many times over the years with songs like 'Silence of the Hams'
What helped lead to Chase's ambush Saturday though, we may never know, because his third major run-in with police was his last.
Chase did serve probation for his no contest plea.
While on probation he tested positive once for marijuana, that was in 2009, he finished his probation in 2010.
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