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BCSO investigating officer-involved shooting in east mountains

KOB.com Web Staff and Kasia Gregorczyk with Associated Press
August 07, 2017 07:38 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a shooting Sunday afternoon after responding to a domestic violence call near Roberts and Frost in the east mountains, according to BCSO officials. 

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Police say they met with those who reported the suspect, who was a family member and was still on the residence with a shotgun. Police say "shots were fired" and a suspect was taken into custody. 

That suspect, in his 20s, was later transported to UNM Hospital with what police say are non-life threatening injuries. No deputies were harmed in the incident. 

Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said it is not clear how many deputies fired their weapons. He says four or five deputies could be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Mobile users, click here to see a location of where the incident reportedly took place. 

The incident marks the fourth involving BCSO deputies in about a month's time, something Gonzalez addressed on Sunday. 

"We need to really be concerned about our deputies," he said. "We've got to be concerned about our citizens and we've got to make sure we support them in what we need to keep the people safe."

MORE: Locations and summaries of July's officer-involved shootings

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