- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The search for a New Mexico fugitive on Tuesday ended in a shooting at an Albuquerque apartment complex, where authorities say the woman was fatally wounded after at least one sheriff’s deputy opened fire.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales declined to identify the woman shot at the apartment complex and later pronounced dead at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

Authorities say the woman’s name and age were being withheld until her relatives could be notified.

Gonzales said the fugitive wanted on a warrant in connection with aggravated assault on a police officer had been armed.

Earlier Tuesday, authorities with the Department of Corrections had attempted to take the suspect into custody at an Albuquerque home. After the woman fled in a stolen vehicle, authorities enlisted a U.S. Marshals task force that includes the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office to locate her.

It was not clear why the woman decided to drive to the apartment complex situated along a busy boulevard near the Albuquerque foothills.

“They were probably trying to find the person at their residence, so that’s where it started at,” Gonzales said. “Why did it end up here? I have no idea.”

Authorities investigating the shooting cordoned off a several hundred-foot area at the apartment complex, while a swarm of more than a dozen law enforcement vehicles surrounded its front entrance.

No officers were wounded.

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