Albuquerque Police Officer Shoots DWI Suspect

Nov 15, 2013


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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