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APD releases identity of man shot by police

OIS news release
December 08, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Department identified Mark Carlson, 32, as the man shot by APD officers during a foot pursuit at a Northeast Heights apartment complex.

APD detectives identified Carlson as a suspect in recent, armed robberies. He had a warrant for parole violation related to an armed robbery conviction.

Detectives tracked Carlson to the Sun Pointe apartments, located at 4057 Montgomery Blvd., N.E. on Thursday afternoon. After setting up a perimeter, detectives saw Carlos climbed through a 2nd story window and flee on foot through the complex. Detectives gave commands for Carlson to surrender and fired less-lethal rounds at him, but he continued to run from police. Carlson produced a handgun and multiple officers fired their weapons, striking Carlson.

Carlson was transported to a hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.

No officers were injured during the shooting.

Over the next several months, APD will continue to investigate and analyze this incident. Detectives will continue interviewing any new witnesses that come forward and complete any forensic tests. After the investigation is complete, APD’s Force Review Board will forward the findings to the Superintendent of Police Reform to determine if this incident met the high standards of the Albuquerque Police Department. The Multi-Agency Task Force will forward its case to the District Attorney’s Office to make any determination of criminal charges.