JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a tough 40 mile takedown for Rio Rancho Police. An attempted robbery turned high speed chase ended in Jemez Springs, all while bullets were flying. News 13 obtained new lapel cam footage, ATM surveillance video and 911 calls that paint a harrowing picture of what happened and what police faced when they took off after three people in Rio Rancho.
“I got eyes on. Put your hands up!” yelled one officer.
They open fire and urge the suspects to surrender.
“Get on the ground, face down!” yelled another officer.
Two of the suspects gave themselves up.
“Get on the ground! Shut up! Put your hands out to your sides,” an officer ordered one of the suspects.
The third suspect was shot in the hand before police got him into cuffs. The chase may have ended in Jemez Springs but it started at an ATM in Rio Rancho near Southern and Country Club.
The following is a transcript of part of the initial 911 call:
Dispatcher: “Sandoval 911. What’s your address?”
Attempted Robbery Victim: “I just got attempted robbery. I’m following them right now. I pulled up at the ATM and the guy jumped out with a gun, put it right in my face and said, ‘give me all your money motherf*****’ and I hit him with the car door and he took off running.”
Yet, when the suspects took off, so did the victim.
“He’s at a high rate of speed, high rate of speed. Now, he’s approaching Unser- Southern and Unser,” said the victim on the 911 call.
He followed them until the suspects blew through a red light. It wasn’t long after that when police picked up the chase. The suspects shot at police along the way.
The three suspects, 30-year-old Patrick Morgan, 29-year-old Kevin Ngyuen and 30-year-old Patricia Baca of Cuba are charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and aggravated fleeing.
Ngyuen was treated at UNM Hospital for his gunshot wound.
No police officers were injured.