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APD officers fatally shoot man after he shot three people, killing one victim

APD officers fatally shoot man after he shot three people, killing one victim

 

Two officers injured in shooting with offender; suffer non-life-threatening in injuries

Monday, 3/14/22

ALBUQUERQUE – APD officers shot and killed an armed offender who had just shot three people in a neighborhood east of Tramway Blvd. NE. One of three victims also died at the scene as a result of their injuries. Two officers also suffered non-life-threatening injuries from gunfire. One officer was transported to the hospital. The other officer was treated at the scene, and then taken to the hospital to be checked.

 

Officers responded around 2:17 p.m. today to a shooting along Montgomery Blvd. just east of Tramway and across from APD’s Foothills substation. Officers located a female victim who suffered injuries from gunfire that struck the vehicle she was in.

 

As officers rendered aid, they heard additional gunshots to the east. A second, male victim was located with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim left the scene and later arrived at a local hospital where he was being treated.

 

As officers searched the area, they discovered a third shooting victim who was deceased in a vehicle. All three victims are believed to have been shot by the same offender.

 

Officers encountered the offender at a nearby house. After exiting the residence, a confrontation ensued and an officer-involved shooting occurred. The offender died, and two handguns were found at the scene.

 

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