ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A Good Samaritan almost paid for his good deed with his life.
Police are looking for three men who they say were harassing a woman at the Valero gas station on Unser and McMahon last month when a stranger stepped in to quiet their catcalls. Instead of stopping, the three chased after him and shot at him.
“They were flirting but in an aggressive manner. It’s referred to as catcalling — just trying to get her attention, whistle, pick her up,” said Det. Brian Crafton with Albuquerque Police.
After the three bought snacks inside, they walked out to the pumps. That is when a man about to drive away confronted them, telling them to be more respectful. Instead, they chased him around the parking lot, jumped in their car and raced after him on this busy road during rush hour. They shot at him, hitting the back of his car twice.
“These random bullets flying could have hit anybody, including our victim in this case,” said Det. Crafton.
Police said they need the public’s help identifying the three men since the shooting has put some people on edge.
“That is just really scary,” said Grace Garcia. “I’m not happy to hear about that at all.”
Police believe the suspects were in a dark blue car, maybe a Kia four-door.