RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say one person has been detained following a police shooting in Rio Rancho this morning. The shooting happened around 8:15 a.m. along Meadowlark Lane near Sara Road and Highway 528 in southeast Rio Rancho.

Rio Rancho Police recovered this stolen Chevy SUV following a shooting Thursday morning, August 11, 2022. (Photo Courtesy: RRPD)

Rio Rancho Police say the shooting unfolded as officers tried to pull over a stolen maroon Chevy Tahoe SUV. During the attempted stop, RRPD says the SUV pulled into residence on Meadowlark Lane in Corrales.

As officers tried to take the driver into custody, RRPD says the driver started ramming the stolen SUV into a police unit, which eventually lead to an officer firing their gun. The car then drove of east on Meadowlark Lane, through Corrales and into Albuquerque.

In the early afternoon, Rio Rancho Police found the vehicle near Central Avenue and Old Coors. One person was detained for questioning after the stop, according to Rio Rancho Police. That person has not been identified or called a suspect in the case. Initially, police said they were searching for “suspects” who were considered “armed and dangerous.”

It’s unclear who was detained or who they are connected to the case. Police haven’t elaborated on if the person who was detained was armed or connected to the case.

Police say one officer suffered non-life threatening injuries during the incident. According to a news release sent out Thursday afternoon, the officer’s injuries were related to the police car being rammed.