New details released in carjacking that led to deadly police shooting

SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say an iPad helped lead them to the carjacked vehicle involved in Thursday’s deadly police shooting on  I-25.

Police say the suspect carjacked someone at knife-point in Albuquerque near 6th and Central at about 11:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Albuquerque Police say the victim was standing at an ATM when he was confronted. The suspect then pulled out a knife and took of in the man’s SUV, cutting his hand in the process.

Police were able to track the iPad in the car and catch up with the suspect on I-25 near Socorro, the suspect then took them on a 12 mile chase.

When police finally stopped the man, a witness says the man was lying face down I-25, then lifted his head and arms. That witness says he did not see a weapon in the man’s hand but it’s possible he had one.

State Police have not said whether the suspect fired shots or had a weapon. They have not released his name. 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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