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Fugitive on the run after officer-involved shooting

Created: 04/19/2014 9:09 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Law enforcement officials are still searching for a man who is on the run and may have been shot.

On Friday, U.S. Marshals attempted to take Rufus Phelps into custody near Tingley and Central. Authorities told the Associated Press that a marshal opened fire when Phelps pulled out a gun. 

Police have not been clear about whether or not Phelps was shot during the incident.

Albuquerque police said Phelps took off in a 2002 gold Chevy Cavalier with license plate MFT689. Phelps is wanted on a felony warrant and is considered to be dangerous.

Police ask anyone with any information on Phelps' whereabouts to contact (505)-242-COPS.

The metro's last officer-involved shooting also involved the U.S. Marshals. On April 1, deputy marshals were attempting to arrest Gilbert Serrano for a parole violation. They shot him as they surrounded his truck in the South Valley.

Serrano survived the shooting and was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Investigators have still not said whether or not Serrano was holding a gun at the time.


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