Man fires shot at Expo New Mexico
Posted at: 08/27/2012 9:28 PM
| Updated at: 08/27/2012 10:24 PM
By: Joe Vigil, KOB Eyewitness News 4
KOB Eyewitness News 4 has confirmed that a man who had a brief encounter with a security guard at Expo New Mexico fired a shot after talking with the guard.
The incident happened Saturday afternoon during a day of horse races.
Albuquerque Downs General Manager Darren White told KOB a security guard denied a man access to the horse barn area because he did not have a racing license.
White said the guard later saw the man walking out of the horse area and approached him. The man then walked away, yelled at the security guard and then fired a shot from about 80 yards away.
No one was hit.
White said the shooter then got into what appeared to be an old police car, a Ford Crown Victoria, and took off with three other men.
They have not been found.
White said the security guard was simply doing his job and took action against a "thug."