Woman shot by state police caught in Grants hospital

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The suspect who was shot at by state police Tuesday morning in Albuquerque showed up in another county with a gunshot wound.

State police said around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday officers were serving a search warrant for Kayenta Jackson, 27, at apartments on Harper Drive. She was wanted on fraud and forgery charges.

But police said when they walked up to a vehicle outside they came across Roxanne Torres, 28, in a car in the parking lot.

A source told News 13 that Torres sped towards officers. State police said she drove through landscaping and over a sidewalk to get away and that’s when two officers opened fire.

Police will not say how many rounds were shot, but witnesses say it sounded like dozens.

“They shot at the car at least 30 times,” a witness’ mother said. “They could hear the rounds going off, that’s what startled them, they seen what happened.”

Officers said moments later Torres crashed the car she was in on Jefferson, north of Ellison.

Police said she then stole a white Kia SUV. State police confirmed that stolen car ended up at a hospital in Grants. She was taken in for a gunshot wound and then airlifted back to Albuquerque to UNM Hospital.

Some who live in the area are shaken up by the entire thing.

Police said it’s too early in the investigation to say why cops opened fire. Police would not say if the suspect had a gun.

But one witness said she didn’t.

Six people were detained and questioned by cops after the shooting.

None of them were arrested.

State police have not released the names of the officers who fired. They’re still waiting on a warrant to search the stolen SUV.

Torres has a rap sheet that includes car theft and drug trafficking. Police say that she had outstanding warrants for for probation violations.

Torres will also be charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

NMSP said that two others have been arrested.

Ashley Molina, 27, and 16-year-old Michelle Myers were arrested during the incident on unrelated warrants.

Officers are still investigating the shooting.

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