ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police have arrested the suspect in an active shooting situation at an Albuquerque apartment complex. The incident forced officers to shut down the Big-I for hours.
Police say they responded to calls of someone firing shots with a rifle around 10:30 a.m. Police shut down I-25 south and parts of I-40 for several hours and urged people to stay away from the area, while SWAT teams negotiated with the shooter at the Union 505 Apartment complex.
Officials say the shooter did leave the apartment at one point to confront officers with the rifle. “At one point in time, the subject did exit the apartment complex. There was an exchange of gunfire, but thankfully nobody was hurt on either side, neither civilian or law enforcement or the suspect themselves,” said Deputy Chief Harold Medina.
Police say the suspect went back into the apartment complex, where they continued to negotiate until he surrendered to police. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Police have still not identified the suspect, but say the suspect shot at four people and is facing aggravated assault charges. APD has called in a multi-agency team to investigate the incident.
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