Police arrest suspect accused of shooting 2 people after robbing Circle K

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police say they have arrested the armed robber who held up an Albuquerque convenience store, wounding two people as he fled.

It happened at the Circle K on Wyoming near Candelaria on Friday morning around 9 a.m.

Police say the manager ran out the door, trying to take pictures of the robber’s getaway car as he fled down Claremont. That’s when the manager and a customer pumping gas were hit.

“When that individual got in the car, he reached out the passenger side window, fired multiple rounds,” Officer Simon Drobik said.

It happened just before 9 a.m. The Albuquerque Police Department says the store manager was hit in the leg and the customer in the neck. They’re both expected to be OK.

Carson Bridges, a witness who had just pulled into the gas station and saw the scene unfold, says he has a concealed carry permit and drew his gun, but by that point the robber had made his escape. He says both the manager and the customer were alert and talking before being taken to the hospital.

APD says the suspect has been taken into custody and could be tied to half a dozen other robberies. They’re not naming him yet, saying releasing his identity could compromise other investigations.

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