BCSO investigating deputy-involved shooting in East Mountains

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – On Sunday night, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies were involved in another shooting.

A man was shot by a deputy in the East Mountains following what’s being called a domestic violence incident.

Sheriff Manuel Gonzales didn’t have many details to share, but he says it all started at around 3:30 p.m. when they got a call about a man with a shotgun.

That call came from a family member at a home near Frost Road and Roberts in the East Mountains, just east of North Highway 14.

It’s unclear if he was threatening people on the property with the shotgun, but when deputies got there, they say they saw a man in his twenties with a firearm.

It’s unclear how the confrontation between that man and deputies escalated.

“There was a shot fired by deputies. It’s unknown the number of rounds at this time,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales.

The man, whose name has not been released, has been transported to UNMH for at least one gunshot wound and is expected to live.

The Sheriff wouldn’t’ say how many deputies were involved, but they have been put on administrative leave as an investigation gets underway.

Since the beginning of July, this is the fourth deputy involved shooting for BSCO in which the suspect has been injured or killed.

In at least one other case, a deputy fired but didn’t hit anyone.