The Latest: Albuquerque police fatally shoot another suspect

December 25, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Albuquerque police shootings (all times local):

5:35 p.m.

Albuquerque police are reporting another shooting involving a suspect, marking the second officer-involved shooting in the city in less than 24 hours.

Authorities say officers received numerous calls late Monday morning about shots being fired at a motel along Interstate 40. Albuquerque officers and state police responded.

Police spokesman Officer Simon Drobik said there was some sort of confrontation between police and the male suspect before officers opened fire.

The man was fatally shot. He was not immediately identified.

No one else was injured.

Authorities were continuing to investigate Monday evening. They have yet to determine why the suspect was shooting in the motel.


8:39 p.m.

Albuquerque police shot and killed a suspect in a stolen car, making it the sixth fatal officer-involved shooting this year.

Authorities say the shooting occurred Sunday night near Central and Pennsylvania during a traffic stop.

Police spokesman Simon Drobik says the man driving the stolen vehicle “jumped out” and started firing on officers.

The officers returned fire.

The suspect was hit and died at the scene.

No officers were injured.

Investigators have not released the suspect’s identity.

The shooting is under investigation.

Earlier in the day, police shot and wounded a man armed with a rifle at a nearby apartment complex.

Update hourly