ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police have confirmed two officers were involved in a shooting that killed 33-year-old Jeremy Joe Roberstson near Central Avenue and Eubank Boulevard NE Tuesday.
APD said the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon as officers were assisting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in finding a wanted suspect.
APD says it learned that Robertson had felony warrants and a past history of violent encounters with police.
APD says it also learned that Robertson was armed and had been actively committing crimes.
APD says its own detectives and ATF detectives found Robertson somewhere in Albuquerque on Tuesday morning, but lost track of him.
Later in the afternoon, APD says ATF found Robertson at a ConocoPhillips gas station on the corner of Central and Eubank and requested APD’s help to make contact with him.
Albuquerque Police says plain-clothes detectives approached Robertson at the station. They say he then ran off and pulled a gun from his waistband.
Police say Robertson ran across Central, into the parking lot of a Valero gas station, then through an alley into a nearby neighborhood off Glorieta St. NE.
“The subject was still armed and posing an immediate threat to officers,” said Deputy Chief William Roseman. “At this time, we believe two shots were fired and two officers were involved.”
APD Chief Gorden Eden, Independent Review Officer Robin Hammer, city attorneys and APD’s union representatives were also on the scene Tuesday afternoon.
Robertson was in the news back in January.
APD tried to arrest him on car theft charges at a Walgreen’s in Rio Rancho when they say he rammed a police car.
An officer fired shots at his vehicle in an attempt to disable it.
Robertson was not hit and arrested a couple blocks away.