Shots fired, suspect flees home invasion

Shots fired, suspect flees home invasion

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – People in a university area neighborhood woke up to gunshots Monday morning.

Police say it started as a home invasion and the shooter took off.

Officers were on the scene around 7:30 a.m. gathering evidence at the residence near Coal and Ash, just south of University.

Police say a man with a handgun broke into a home at a four-plex. Once inside, police say he fired shots.

It’s unclear how many people were inside when this happened, but police say no one was hurt.

The property manager, who lives in one of the units, said he heard the gunshots, and so did other neighbors.

One neighbor said he woke up to them. Unfortunately, he added, the area can be rowdy at times so he and other neighbors are used to calling 911.

“If anything does happen in the neighborhood, we all call the police at the same time and call each other to make sure were all making the same phone call,” said Derrick Sanders.

It’s unclear if the man who fired the shots actually took anything from the home.

Police describe him as a black man with a scruffy beard.

He allegedly left the home in a silver or black four-door vehicle with the letters NLB on the license plate.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call them. At this point, they aren’t saying if the break-in was random.

They did say the victim is not being cooperative. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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