APD Arrests Two Teenagers for Firing Shots at Officers
Updated: May 8
By: ABQ RAW Staff
Posted on: 05/07/2023 @ 3:00PM
On Friday, May 6, 2023, Albuquerque Police Department officers arrested two teenagers who they say fired shots at detectives in Southwest Albuquerque.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:51PM in the area of 5404 Central Avenue SW. APD officers were dispatched to the area after the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system alerted them to gunfire.
As they were responding to the call, detectives with APD's Gun Violence Reduction Unit reported seeing two individuals matching the description of the suspects running on Dolores Road SW. As the detectives exited their unmarked vehicle, the suspects fired shots at them, striking the windshield.
Body Camera Video from APD
Fearing one of the detectives may have been injured, several officers and detectives quickly responded to the scene. No one was injured during the shooting. APD reports that no officer fired their weapons.
Officers set up a perimeter in the area of Sunset Gardens Road SE and located one of the suspects hiding in a backyard behind a wooden fence. In the body camera footage, a teenager drops a hand gun with an extended magazine towards the ground as officers were apprehending him. We made you aware of the police activity near Sunset Gardens Road SE on Friday.
Officers later determined that the second suspect had fled on foot to his nearby home. He eventually came out of the home without incident and was taken into custody.
The teens, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old boy, were each charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, negligent use of a deadly weapon, eluding/evading police, and unlawful possession of a handgun. The teens were booked into the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center.