NMSP: Officer-involved shooting in SW Albuquerque
May 16, 2019 10:13 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police were involved in an officer-involved shooting in southwest Albuquerque Thursday evening, according to New Mexico State Police.
A NMSP officer tried to pull over a stolen car. There was a pursuit that ended near Gonzales Road and Oasis Drive, just off of Old Coors.
Police say that's when an officer opened fire. The driver was shot and is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.
There were two other people in the car – who fled on foot. Both of them were eventually detained after about 45 minutes.
NMSP said the officers are OK.
The officers were working the Metro Surge Operation when the shooting happened – less than a week after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham assigned 50 NMSP officers to targeted areas in Albuquerque to help reduce violent crime.
NMSP was also involved in a second officer-involved shooting just minutes later, in northeast Albuquerque.
This is a developing story. Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com for updates.
Updated: May 16, 2019 10:13 PM
Created: May 16, 2019 07:32 PM
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