APD: Robbery suspect shot dog, jumped fences before being fatally shot by officer

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An Albuquerque Police officer shot and killed a man Wednesday evening after they say the man robbed someone, then shot and killed a dog

The shooting happened in the backyard of a home on Kiowa Street NE, near San Pedro and Comanche following a foot chase that lead through a neighborhood.

Wednesday evening, APD still had the road blocked and a mobile crime lab in front of a home where the shooting happened. 

It all started around 4:30 p.m. when APD says officers were called out to a report of an armed robbery at Comanche and San Mateo.

Police haven’t said exactly where the robbery took place, but officers say a male suspect robbed a person.

When officers got to the area of Comanche and San Mateo, they say the suspect ran off into the nearby neighborhood and that the suspect began hopping fences into the backyards of multiple homes.

APD says as officers were setting up a perimeter to contain the suspect, officers heard the sound of gunshots.

Police say the first shots came from the suspect as he shot and killed a dog in someone’s backyard.

Upon hearing shots, Albuquerque Police Officer Daren DeAguero says the responding officers moved in.

“They’re searching (the area) more when one of the officers sees the individual,” said DeAguero. “A confrontation was done and shots were fired.”

Police say one officer fired her weapon, but they don’t know how many shots were fired. Police say the officer involved wasn’t hurt. 

The suspect who was killed hasn’t been identified. Police say a weapon was found near his body.

Police haven’t said yet when they’ll release more information, but officers are expected to be on the scene through Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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