The Latest: Police shoot man in Albuquerque after chase
Aug. 22, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a Rio Rancho police shooting (all times local):
Police in an Albuquerque suburb have shot and killed a man after authorities say he rammed into a patrol car and threatened officers with a gun.
Rio Rancho Captain Ron Vigil said officers opened fire Tuesday on the suspect following a pursuit in an Albuquerque neighborhood on the city's Westside.
Vigil says the chase began after officers were called to a reported shooting at a Rio Rancho Walmart. He says officers traced the man to an Albuquerque home, who then fled from police.
Vigil says officers opened fire after the suspect rammed his car into a Rio Rancho patrol car and threatened officers with a gun. He did not say how many officers were involved.
The suspect has not been identified.
No officers were reportedly injured.
The Rio Rancho Police Department says no officers were injured in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, but no information has been released on whether the suspect was injured or about his condition.
Police Capt. Ron Vigil says the exchange of gunfire took place Tuesday morning in west Albuquerque following a pursuit after officers responded to a shots-fired report at a location in Rio Rancho, an Albuquerque suburb.
Vigil says there's no ongoing threat to the public and that police are trying to contact the suspect's family
Vigil says a multiagency task force is investigating the shooting, which comes as the Albuquerque metro area has seen more than a dozen shootings by law enforcement officers amid rising crime.