Created: 11/02/2013 6:31 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Saturday, Albuquerque Police released new details about Christopher Chase's attack on officers.
They showed photos of the two guns Chase had with him, including an AK-47 and a semi-automatic handgun.
"We don't know how many rounds and I don't think we'll ever know how many rounds Chase fired at officers," acting APD Chief Allen Banks said.
Police do know Chase was equipped to shoot even more.
Acting Chief Banks says he was wearing heavy ballistic armor and had 357 unfired rounds with him packed in a black bag with loaded drums ready to go.
After searching his home on Walter Street, where SWAT teams found fake booby traps, police found empty ammo boxes and discovered farewell letters Chase wrote to his friends.
"We do believe he felt that this was going to be his last day, as he indicated to his friends," Banks said.
Police say those friends described Chase's lifelong hatred for law enforcement, a feeling that fits well with the "Cop Killer" tattoo APD says he had.
But even that does not answer every question.
"Still at this point we have no clear motive as to why he took the actions he did on Saturday," Banks said.
APD will meet with OMI this week to learn how many times Chase was shot and his manner of death.