ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An officer-involved shooting in southeast Albuquerque has led to the arrest of a murder suspect, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.
Police say around 2 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to calls about a person walking around possibly armed with a gun. The description of the person matched the description of 16-year-old Isaiah Espinosa. He is accused of the December murder of Jada Gonzales at a west side house party. Police say they did not find the suspect at that time.
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Later, around 5:30 p.m. near Silver and Adams, authorities said they made contact with a vehicle with four people inside, including Espinosa. Police say the four people jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
Police say one of the people had a handgun and was shot by a detective. That person has been identified as 18-year-old Isaac Reyes. Detectives provided medical aid; he was taken to the hospital and is recovering from the gunshot wound.
The other three suspects who fled were detained by officers. Among the three was 21-year-old David Baldonado, who had a felony warrant out for a domestic violence case. Baldonado is accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend and repeatedly beating her – causing her to lose consciousness twice over a short period of time.
Police say Espinosa is being booked at the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center for his murder warrant. No officers were hurt in the incident.