Felon Taken Into Custody by State Police, BCSO, and DA Special Agents
Updated: Oct 12
Posted By: ABQ RAW Staff
POSTED On: 10/12/2023 @1:50PM
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Keon Harris, 30-year-old, of Albuquerque is lead to a police unit by police after a SWAT standoff.
Tense moments happened today on October 12th, 2023, when members of the New Mexico State Police, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, US Marshal's and Special Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office surrounded the Panorama Apartment located on 13309 Mountain Blvd. NE.
They were looking for a wanted suspect when the agencies activated a SWAT call-out to apprehend the suspect. We could see family members talking on the phone with the suspect, urging him to surrender peacefully. The police also collaborated with the family to ensure a safe surrender. Soon after, the suspect was taken into custody by the tactical team, and he was then escorted to uniformed officers for transportation to the Bernalillo County Metro Detention Center.
We learned that the suspect is Keon Harris, a 30-year-old resident of Albuquerque. He was taken into custody without incident. He has a felony record dating back to 2012, with both convictions and dismissals. Additionally, he has a history of gun charges and aggravated assaults.
The DA's office announced: Today, Agents with the Bernalillo County District Attorney's office, US Marshals, New Mexico State Police and Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Keon Harris. Harris had a federal warrant for probation violation. Court records show he has a very long and violent criminal history. When officers went to arrest him today near Tramway and Indian School, Harris ran into his apartment. After a lengthy standoff, Harris eventually surrendered. He is currently in federal custody. "This is an example when law enforcement works together, bad guys can run but they can't hide," said Bernalllo County District Attorney Sam Bregman.
Video from the scene can be found HERE:
These operations, aimed at capturing wanted individuals, have primarily been partnerships with the NMSP, BCSO, and the Second District Attorney's office. There is state funding of $10 million for district attorney's offices across New Mexico to pursue criminals.
The funding will assist in clearing the backlog of approximately 5,000 outstanding felony warrants in the state.