ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on a police shooting in Albuquerque involving a burglary suspect (all times local):
Police have identified a man shot by Albuquerque officers on Friday after fleeing from police and trying to carjack someone at gunpoint.
Albuquerque police say 41-year-old Lee Brandenburg was shot in the leg and hospitalized.
Police say Brandenburg was arrested eight times last year and most recently was issued an arrest warrant for a burglary charge.
News reports show he was shot in the leg last June after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house. Police say that woman’s elderly father shot Brandenburg in the legs as he feared for his family’s safety.
Police were called to assist a bonding company that had tried to serve the warrants on Brandenburg but “lost control of him.” Brandenburg then tried to carjack someone at gunpoint and was shot by police.
Police in Albuquerque on Friday shot a man who attempted a carjacking at gunpoint in front of officers.
Eastbound San Antonio Drive is closed from the Interstate 25 frontage road to San Pedro Drive while police investigate.
Albuquerque police spokesman Fred Duran said that a bonding company that was serving arrest warrants on a suspect called police for help after they “lost control of him.”
Police arrived and found the suspect was trying to carjack someone at gunpoint. Police then fired their weapons, shooting, but not killing, the suspect.
Police haven’t identified the suspect but say it’s a man who was wanted for felony burglary.
No officers were seriously injured.
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