- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Federal marshals shot a wanted felon Tuesday morning in southwest Albuquerque, sparking a small protest in a city already tense over recent shootings by Albuquerque officers, authorities said.

Shots were fired as the U.S. Marshal’s Service task force moved in to arrest the man, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Aaron Williamson said. He doesn’t know if the suspect was armed, Williamson added.

The suspect was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition.

The suspect’s name was being withheld, but Williamson said he is a parole absconder wanted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, child abuse and possession of a firearm.

A federal marshal also suffered minor injuries in the incident, he said.

Sheriff’s officials, state police and Albuquerque police are investigating the shooting.

On Tuesday afternoon, a small group of protesters gathered near the scene of the shooting.

The shooting and protest come less than 48 hours after hundreds of people took to the streets Sunday to protest the recent fatal shooting of a homeless man by Albuquerque police as he appeared to be preparing to surrender. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd after police said it turned into an angry, lawless mob.

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