Albuquerque police shoot, kill suspect at truck stop

Police shoot suspect accused of threatening people at truck stop

Albuquerque police shot a person accused of threatening people with a gun near a truck stop near Sixth and I-40.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A suspect is dead after police shot him while responding to reports that he threatened people with a gun at a truck stop.

Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina confirmed the suspect died at UNM Hospital after undergoing surgery.

Around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to the Love’s Truck Stop on Sixth. They received calls about a man with a gun who was reportedly threatening several people.

While officers were on their way, police say the situation arose to a point where a security guard fired a shot at the person. Police also say video from the Real-Time Crime Center showed the person firing shots at passing vehicles and even throwing the gun at a vehicle.

The person reportedly ran south on Sixth, throwing rocks at a power transformer. Then, the suspect allegedly started walking back toward officers with a gun in hand, prompting one of them to fire a shot, striking the suspect.

Police say no one else was hurt in the incident.

The chief confirmed they will release video of the incident. He is also asking anyone affected by this incident to reach out to APD as they continue to investigate.

Authorities blocked off Sixth Street near the Love’s. They also blocked the entrances and exits onto the street to and from the freeway. This area is going to remain closed so you will want to take an alternate route.