Officers also were told of a person who had been shot outside an Allsups. When they arrived, they heard another gunshot and found Kevin Gerardo Mercado who was armed.
Officers followed a trail of blood to a trailer, where they expected to find a person who had been injured. Instead, they found a Bengal tiger cub in a dog crate. It appears the cub was not injured and officers say a potential victim has not been located.
It’s not clear whether this is the same tiger that was never found following a raid at two Albuquerque homes back in September.