Suspect arrested after deputy-involved shooting in southwest Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Parents dropping off their kids at three Albuquerque Public Schools were met with deputy roadblocks Tuesday morning. A deputy who shot at a suspect prompted the schools to go on lockdown.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says around 4:50 a.m. deputies were dispatched to an aggravated assault call outside the post office on Isleta near Nashville. Around 5:20 a.m. deputies spotted a person who matched the description of the suspect and a foot pursuit followed.

BCSO says this prompted a massive search for the suspect, which included a SWAT team, air support and K-9 unit.

The suspect was not injured and was arrested.

The whole situation forced APS to put Armijo Elementary, Kit Carson Elementary and Ernie Pyle Middle School under lockdown.

Parents say not only was their morning routine changed, but their kids were scared to go to school.

“I noticed that the kids were going away from school instead of towards,” said neighbor Eulogio Jurado.

The lockdown was lifted before 8 a.m. and schools started about 45 minutes late.

BCSO has not yet released the name of the suspect or said if he fired any shots. They did find a gun on scene.

Isleta Boulevard has since been reopened.

 

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