APD Captures Several Teens who were Terrorizing ABQ Streets
By: ABQRAW staff
Posted: 3/21/2023 @ 9:30PM
Updated: 3/22/2023 @ 6:00AM - noone was actually shot in this incident but one victim went to the hospital after being shot at & crashed into by the teens
A teen suspect is escorted to a police unit by an APD officer.
Albuquerque, NM - Several teens are now in custody after leading officers on a chase through southwest city streets causing mayhem and fear. Albuquerque Police started pursuing the subjects through the South Valley with the assistance of APD's Air Support unit and Bernalillo County Sheriff Deputies.
We have learned that the teens were firing shots at random homes and persons and then began "carjacking" drivers during a tense several minutes in the SW. The chase ended at Atrisco Blvd and Mares Rd SW where a crashed red sedan could be seen. We saw at least 2 teens in custody being escorted to APD police units. We also learned that officers did eventually locate at least four juvenile suspects and they are all being detained pending charges.
It seems no one was actually shot in this incident but one victim went to the hospital after being shot at and crashed into by the violent teens.
It should be noted that this week it is currently Albuquerque Public Schools and Rio Rancho public School Districts' spring break but it is unclear if this is what is leading to the uptick in teen violence.
On March 14th, 2023, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Bennie Hargrove Act, a person can be charged with negligence if a firearm is made accessible to a minor and if the person keeps or stores a firearm in a manner that negligently disregards a minor’s ability to access the firearm and a minor accesses the firearm and displays or brandishes the firearm in a threatening manner or causes injury to the minor or another person. The new law goes on to say that a person who negligently makes a firearm accessible to a minor is guilty of a misdemeanor unless the child causes great bodily harm or death of another person, in which that case the firearm owner could be guilty of a fourth degree felony. That law will take effect on July 1st, 2023.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.