ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – State Police are investigating a shooting in Albuquerque’s South Valley involving an Isleta Police officer, and they say they are still looking for one suspect. According to State Police, the Isleta officer tried to stop a speeding truck on the pueblo around 2:20 Friday morning. Police say the driver of the truck refused to stop, leading the officer on a chase.
The chase ended in the area of Mesa View and Raglin, after police say the driver of the truck “assaulted” the officer using the vehicle. Police say the officer then fired shots, and two Hispanic men ran from the vehicle, which was later discovered to be stolen.
Police say one suspect was taken into custody near the scene. New Mexico State Police has not released the suspect’s identity, and said as of late Friday afternoon, charges had not been filed.
Police are still looking for the second suspect.
Police have not said if the suspects were injured in the shooting, if they were armed, or how many shots the officer fired.
NMSP was processing the scene on Raglin throughout the day Friday. A black truck, a street over from the shooting, was identified as the vehicle the suspects fled in. The truck was crashed into the back of a parked semi-truck, and bullet holes were visible in the truck’s front window.
A woman, whose home backs up to the street where that truck crashed, said she heard what she believed was a car chase, a crash and then gunshots.
“It was really loud, you could hear the gas and the brakes stepping and then you could hear loud, loud noises, and then gunshots, there were like, five gunshots,” Leslie Martinez said.
Several other neighbors said they heard four to five rapid gunshots overnight.