ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department has identified 32-year-old Jimmy Lopez as the man accused of shooting at officers. The Albuquerque Police Department were involved in an hours-long standoff at an Albuquerque apartment complex near the 600 block of Espanola St. APD says it started around 5 p.m. Thursday when officers were working on an unrelated call when shots were fired.
APD spokesperson Gilbert Gallegos says that when officers approached, a person began firing a rifle at them. Police say officers did not fire back and no one was injured.
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APD says tactical units arrived on scene, including Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies, New Mexico State Police and Rio Rancho Police, all trying to get him out of the apartment. Crisis negotiators were also on scene.
Officers say Lopez eventually came out with two brothers who live in the apartment. They told officers they had all been drinking.