BCSO: Deputy shot, killed suspect who used car as weapon


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said one of its deputies has shot and killed a man.

BCSO said just after 6 p.m. Monday, they got a call about a man fighting with two women at a gas station on Coors and Gun Club.

He was apparently trying to force a woman into his truck. The women got into their own car and started driving away north on Coors. The suspect chased them and started ramming their car, until they crashed to a stop.

Then, deputies said the man tried to run the women over.

A deputy arrived at the scene and the sheriff’s office says the suspect repeatedly rammed his car, trapping the deputy inside.

That’s when the sheriff said the deputy fired at least one shot at the suspect.

The sheriff was questioned about whether the suspect was armed.

“Yeah with the vehicle … He was clearly visible by the damage to the female vehicle and the deputy vehicle that he intended to do great bodily harm to all of them,” Sheriff Dan Houston said.

The suspect was taken to UNMH where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff says two witnesses helped get the deputy out of his car.

He said this was much more than a road rage incident and more like a relationship that went bad.

The sheriff’s office has not yet released the name of the suspect or the deputy involved in the shooting.

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