Armed Security Stops Gunmen at Carlisle Wal-Mart
Updated: Jul 9, 2022
By: ABQRAW staff
Posted: 7/9/2022 @ 4:00PM
UPDATED 7/9/2022 @ 4:23PM
APD, security, shoppers and Walmart management help customers get out of the parking lot where a shooting took place on July 7th, 2022.
On July 7th, 2022, at around 3:45PM, multiple gun shots were heard going off in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 2701 Carlisle Blvd NE. While we were on scene a section of the parking lot had crime scene tape and grocery baskets laid down to prevent people from entering the area.
A Facebook crime group page witness said about the situation: "I got outside you could see 8-9 vato looking people in a circle in the middle of the parking lot. Gunshots rang out and people told me to get down. (SIC)
Walmart has two separate security companies at this location, one is for the parking lot and the other is for inside loss prevention work. The outside security company is Bronson Security Company and they do not carry firearms. The inside security company is International Protective Services who is certified to have armed security officers.
While we were filming the scene Bronson Security tried to remove us from a public sidewalk saying we were trespassing on Walmart property.
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According to witnesses, IPS officers responded to the gun shots outside the store and located and detained a male firing 4-7 rounds into an unoccupied blue SUV. The owner of the SUV approached the man while holding his own firearm ready to fire back at the suspect.
The armed IPS guards from inside were able to get one of the gunmen to drop his weapon and get him to the ground and detained him for police. The original gunman who fired shots into the SUV was able to get away during the chaos.
The person detained who never fired a shot was handed over to APD when they arrived. The unknown shooter got away but APD is searching for him. APD has a gun crime task force that will collect the evidence and try to find the suspect from video and other evidence located on scene. It is unclear if the second suspect was charged with anything. There were no human gun shot victims, only a vehicle.