Deputy Involved Shooting July 28

BERNALILLO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SHERIFF MANUEL GONZALES III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 28, 2017

CONTACT: Deputy Johann Jareno MAIN: 505-238-6458 EMAIL: jjareno@bernco.gov

Deputy Involved Shooting

(Bernalillo County, New Mexico) July 28, 2017 – On July 28, 2017 at approximately 6:00am, Deputies with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of 2nd St and I-25 to assist Isleta Police Department in reference to a subject stealing golf carts.

Upon arrival to the area, Deputies received an additional call in reference to a burglary in progress.

As Deputies were responding to the residence, they heard a window breaking on another nearby house and responded to investigate. A perimeter around the residence was set up when the garage door opened with the offender in control of a vehicle.

As the suspect was attempting to flee, two hostages were seen in the vehicle screaming for help and banging on the windows of the car.

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, when the driver drove directly towards them, striking one of the Deputies who was on foot.

At least one Deputy discharged his firearm.

The Deputy was transported to a local Hospital to receive medical attention. The offender was pronounced dead on scene.

Chief Deputy Ray Chavez will conduct a press conference at 10:45am at 2nd St and Vidal SW.

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Author: Felicia Romero

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