Police investigating officer-involved shooting in NW ABQ Web Staff
October 05, 2017 06:59 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A northwest Albuquerque neighborhood was blocked for hours overnight into Thursday morning as police worked a scene that started with a 911 call and ended in gunfire.


As the sun rose over Brawley Road near Unser and Ladera, crime scene investigators started to get a better look at a scene they'd been working for more than 10 hours.

Police say the incident started with a call around 9 p.m. Wednesday night from a neighbor. They said a woman asked for help, saying she was beaten by her boyfriend who was drunk and armed.

APD says officers found him and tried to take him into custody, initially using less-than-lethal force when he refused to follow police commands. At that point, Public Information Officer Tanner Tixier said the man then started firing shots and officers returned fire, hitting him once in the chest and once in the leg. 

Police say they did find a gun at this scene. The man was brought to the hospital in stable condition, and no officers were hurt. He has not been named at this point.

They believe lapel cameras were running and plan to review those as part of this investigation. Four police officers are on standard administrative leave.

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