Suspect identified in Saturday officer-involved shooting

Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – APD has named the suspect arrested following Saturday’s police shooting near Dallas and Copper. Officials say an officer chased 34-year-old Johnny Gallegos on foot around 3:40 p.m. before Gallegos reportedly fired several rounds at the officer and fled again โ€“ barricading himself inside a refrigerator at a nearby apartment complex.

Tactical officers then set up a perimeter around the complex and eventually took him into custody, using chemical munitions. Officials say Gallegos is a repeat offender who was on probation for aggravated battery, armed robbery, battery on a peace officer, and a felon in possession of a firearm. The officer involved was shot, but not seriously injured.

The officer is on standard administrative leave during the investigation.

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