Created: 10/27/2013 11:01 PM
By: Maria Guerrero, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The spirit of Halloween has taken over the 800 block of Walter Street in Southeast Albuquerque.
One house has a sign that reads “enter at your own risk.”
But right next to that house, the danger was all too real.
Because accused cop-shooter, Christopher Chase lives there.
“Oh wow. Yikes," said one nearby neighbor.
Not knowing what was waiting for police inside, APD SWAT swarmed the neighborhood Saturday night.
"It was pretty crazy. Last night they had a big armored vehicle right here," said one man.
When police got to the house, they noticed something in the window that looked like it could be a booby trap, so they had to be incredibly careful.
Once they got inside it was determined that the booby-traps were not real,” said APD Chief Allen Banks. “He had what was fishing, types of fishing line. He had what appeared to be fake artillery shells with wires coming out of them and he had the windows boarded up."
Alfredo Rodriguez lives in the duplex next to Chase.
He argues the 35-year-old, who was on disability and did not have a job, never seemed violent.
Chase, he says, was always friendly and loved his two dogs.
"I feel sad because he is no longer with us. He was a good man. What he did, only he knows why he did it," said Rodriguez.
Rodriguez says Chase’s Cadillac broke down three months ago, so he has been walking.
The Cadillac now sits in the backyard; Rodriguez believes police smashed out the windows in their search.
APD is not saying what else they found inside the home.