VIDEO: BCSO Releases Body and Drone Camera footage of Deadly Shootout with Felon
By: ABQ RAW staff
Posted: 04/19/2022 3:30PM
On April 1st, 2022, Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived, Taylor John Crabb immediately tried to drive away and rammed deputies vehicles and even shot at them.
BCSO field service deputies and the SWAT team had a separate exchange of gun fire after a short pursuit that lead to the suspect being killed.
According to NM court records, Crabb was sentenced in 2012 for a 14 year prison sentence in New Mexico. New Mexico Department of Corrections PIO Eric Harrison said Crabb was released for good time on August of 2020 and was discharged from parole in July of 2021. NM Corrections Department has a "good time" system set up that could significantly reduce the sentence for an inmate.
37-year-old, Taylor John Crabb was killed in a shootout after ramming patrol units and shooting at deputies.
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department held a press conference to break down the events of that day. Sheriff Manny Gonzales is concerned with law enforcement being shot at during a record amount of calls.
"So what we did is we held a countywide briefing to let the deputies know everything in our power to enhance and focus on the training, the equipment and the collaboration that it takes to keep them safe. And the public safe. Because if we can't keep them safe, then we can't keep the public safe. And so we're going to stay focused on that for the remainder of the year," said Sheriff Gonzales.
Deputies file photos who were involved in the deputy involved shooting on April 1st, 2022.
Sheriff Gonzales closed the press conference with this quote:
"I will tell you and what's very frustrating for all of us is that whether we're seeing it here or throughout the state is that you can absolve the or make excuses or equipped the behaviors of these people that are violent. And that's our biggest concern, and I want to emphasize that today is that that's probably the number one thing we're focused on right now because we're concerned about the safety of our people," said Sheriff Gonzales.