Officer Involved Shooting Candelaria/Carlisle

BBSNews 2016-01-11 — APD. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION – Just before 4 p.m. Albuquerque Police Officers were called to a bank robbery at the Bank of America near Carlisle and Candelaria. An officer, who was on his way to work, spotted a man matching the suspect’s description nearby and attempted to make contact. The suspect ran from the officer and the officer followed him. Soon after shots were fired. A gun was found near the suspect at the scene. It is unknown at this time if the suspect fired at the officer. The suspect sustained at least one gun shot wound. He is currently hospitalized and in stable condition. Currently, one officer is on standard paid leave. Two other officers were also on scene. All three officers will be interviewed and Crime Scene Investigators are examining multiple pieces of evidence. The suspect is 47 years old. The FBI says he is a suspect in at least one other bank robbery. They will handle the bank robbery and work in conjunction with our agency. The Multi-Jurisdictional Force Investigative Team is also conducting a separate investigation.

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