Suspect hospitalized after deputy-involved shooting in southwest Albuquerque


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Dozens of investigators combed through the scene searching for answers after shots were fired Tuesday morning.

It all unfolded at an apartment complex near Isleta Boulevard and Goff. Residents in the area say the commotion was a rude awakening.

“I heard: Pow, pow! Like that. I heard two gunshots, and after that, I was like, I’m going to sleep,” said 10-year-old Laishawn Lane.

Manuel Torres did not hear anything, but he saw the aftermath.

“I was concerned. I said, ‘something’s going on here,’ because there were policemen back here,” he said, pointing to the apartment complex behind his house.

KRQE News 13 spoke with Sheriff Manuel Gonzales who says it happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 1600 block of Goff Boulevard. Sheriff Gonzales says one of his deputies was on patrol when he heard a car alarm go off.

The sheriff says during the investigation, the deputy came into contact with a suspect and a foot chase ensued. The deputy tased the suspect, but BCSO says the suspect was still combative.

“So obviously we don’t know what took place with the deputies and the subject as he continued to agress on the deputy, but at one point it rose to the occasion he felt threatened, and that’s the way he felt he could stop his action,” Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says no other guns were found on scene. The suspect is expected to recover.

Officials did not release the suspect’s name or say if he has a criminal history.

The deputy involved is on administrative leave.

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