Wounded Deputy To Undergo Surgery

Nov 2, 2013

A Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy who was wounded in a shootout and chase that stretched across parts of Albuquerque last weekend is now out of the intensive care unit.

Sgt. Aaron Williamson said Saturday that Deputy Robin Hopkins still faces multiple surgeries to repair damage to her leg. She will likely remain hospitalized for several weeks.

Williamson says Hopkins is grateful for all of the community support.

Hopkins was one of four Albuquerque law enforcement officers who were wounded Oct. 26 after a gunman ambushed police, stole a police car and led officers on a high-speed chase.

Authorities say 35-year-old Christopher Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and a black mask. He also had a tattoo labeled "cop killer."

Chase died after crashing the police car, but the cause of his death remains under investigation.

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