Albuquerque's police chief says one of his officers has shot a suspect during a traffic stop.
Chief Allen Banks says the shooting happened early Friday after an officer pulled over a vehicle.
Banks says the male suspect got out confronted the officer, who radioed that the man had a gun.
The unidentified suspect is hospitalized in critical but stable condition. The officer was not hurt.
Banks says a gun was found at the scene but it isn't clear yet if the suspect fired the weapon.
The shooting happened along a stretch of Montgomery Boulevard about a mile east of Interstate 25. That section of Montgomery is expected to be closed throughout the morning commute.
The shooting is the sixth involving Albuquerque police this year.
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