Autopsy: Officer shooting attack suspect shot 8 times

Updated: 02/04/2014 1:48 PM | Created: 02/04/2014 11:51 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Medical investigators have released an autopsy report on the man suspected of wounding four officers in a shooting rampage in Albuquerque last year.

The autopsy report reveals Christopher Chase was shot eight times. Bullet wounds were found in his head, neck, back and left arm. He had no drugs in his system.

On Oct. 26, officers responded to reports of a man with an AK-47 rifle near Broadway and Pacific. Police said Chase fired shots at responding officers and led authorities on a chase into the North Valley.

Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy Robin Hopkins suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and three Albuquerque police officers were also grazed by bullets during the attack.

According to APD, Chase was shot and pronounced dead during the pursuit near 4th Street and Montano.

Interim Police Chief Allen Banks previously said there was no clear motive behind the attack. Chase's friends told police he had a lifelong hatred for law enforcement. Police said they found a tattoo reading "cop killer" on Chase's body.

"We do believe he felt that this was going to be his last day, as he indicated to his friends," Banks said during a November press conference.

Christopher Chase, 35, was shot and killed during a police pursuit on Oct. 26. Police said he shot four officers during the incident.

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