Updated: 10/26/2013 10:47 PM |
Created: 10/26/2013 1:35 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com
Two Albuquerque Police officers and one BCSO deputy were shot and wounded Saturday morning during a shootout.
The events began when reports were received that a man was walking around with an AK-47 rifle near Broadway and Pacific. The man then shot an APD officer before leading police and BCSO deputies on a car chase through the North Valley.
Police report that the man continued to fire shots during the chase, wounding a second APD officer and a BCSO deputy. The suspected shooter was shot and pronounced dead at 4th Street and Montano.
A SWAT situation is currently taking place at Pacific and Edith. It is believed that the situation is related to today's events.
One of the APD wounded officers has been released by police, and the other is still in surgery. The BCSO deputy is out of surgery and is in a medically induced coma. The identities of the three officers have not been released, and police have not idenified the identity of the shooter.
Traffic around the surrounding areas has been diverted as police continue their investigation.
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