RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho police have three suspects in custody in relation to an officer-involved shooting at the Walmart at 901 Unser Blvd SE. According to an RRPD post on Facebook at 12:15 p.m., one suspect is being treated for a gunshot wound as a result of the incident at an area hospital.
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RRPD says around 6:25 a.m. Saturday, they tried to contact people inside a suspicious vehicle in the store parking lot. They say as officers approached the blue Honda Civic parked in a handicapped parking spot, a man came out of the Walmart and ran toward the car. As police tried to detain the man, they say he reached for a gun and shot at police. That’s when officers retreated and shot back at the suspect.
Officials say the vehicle then fled heading south on Unser Blvd. Police say the suspects are to be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone knows any information regarding the case, they are asked to call police.
The Honda Civic has a stolen New Mexico chile license plate with license number ATLS48.
In the Facebook post, RRPD said they had located the vehicle and three people are in custody.
The number of suspects involved or when the shooting actually happened are unknown at this time. News 13 will provide updates as they become available.