ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One person is hospitalized after another officer-involved shooting in the area of Broadway and Anderson Ave. and Broadway Blvd. in southeast Albuquerque Friday afternoon. No officers were hurt but APD Chief Harold Medina says it has been a hard couple of days. He said he was on his way to UNM Hospital to visit the officers injured Thursday when he got called to the shooting scene.
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The Albuquerque Police Department says a suspect was shot by APD and transported to the hospital and that no officers were injured. APD says officers were trying to serve an arrest warrant on a homicide suspect who tried to flee. First, he rammed police cars then got out of the car he was driving and ran. When officers saw the man pull a rifle and try to carjack someone, that’s when they say they opened fire, wounding him. It is not known how many shots were fired or the state of the suspect’s condition. Officials say the suspect does have a criminal history including a homicide from earlier this month. APD has not released his condition.
Medina says the suspect is an example of the crime Albuquerque sees all too often. “This individual and the firearm involved matches the description today, the homicide that occurred earlier last month and also an attempted bicycle or bike-type jacking, where also an innocent victim was threatened with a firearm,” Medina said.
Meanwhile, many neighbors were coming home from work or picking up kids from school and couldn’t get home due to the large perimeter of the scene. One neighbor who was home during the shooting described what he heard.
“I just heard all the commotion and you know I heard all the sirens and stuff close by and I just got kind of concerned you know. I thought I heard gunshots,” said the man.
This is the second day in a row that Albuquerque has had an officer-involved shooting following the shooting in the area of Juan Tabo north of Lomas that injured four police officers.