ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A suspected burglar is in the hospital Tuesday night after being shot by Albuquerque police.
It happened just before 3 p.m. Tuesday when a homeowner called the police to say his home was being robbed.
The homeowner was watching the crime on his home surveillance system. When police arrived, the thief took off on foot, but he didn’t get far.
As the thief made his way through the home, the owner was watching remotely on surveillance cameras and called police with a description of the bad guy. When police rolled up five minutes later, the thief made a run for it.
Police say two officers were involved, one a police veteran, the other fairly new to the department. It’s not clear if both fired their weapons, but both were wearing lapel cameras.
Police are not releasing the name of the suspect, but say they have arrested him numerous times since 2012.
Both of the officers are said to be on paid leave.
Police say the suspect was shot numerous times but is expected to survive. No officers were injured in the shooting.
APD says the investigation remains ongoing.