- Associated Press - Monday, August 7, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Four Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies and one sergeant are on administrative leave after at least one opened fire while responding to a domestic violence call near Albuquerque.

Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said Monday that an armed man in his early 20s was shot Sunday and transported to University of New Mexico Hospital. No deputies were injured.

The sheriff says the suspect is expected to recover and will face one count of aggravated assault on a household member.

Authorities did not immediately release the man’s name but said he had a criminal history.

Deputies arrived at the home after receiving a call about someone armed with a shotgun.



Gonzales says it’s not clear how many deputies fired their weapons.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://goo.gl/oCq7pW) this is the fifth time since July 4 that Bernalillo County deputies have been involved in a shooting.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide