Police officers at Albuquerque Police Department are currently looking for suspect on the loose after shooting cop in Albuquerque, in New Mexico. According to the police, the officer was gunned down around 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 21 in Walgreens.
People familiar with the matter told reporters that the police officer was shot in the head and neck during a routine traffic stop.
Nevertheless, investigators declined to provide more details on the police officer’s condition or his or her identity.
The Albuquerque Police Department confirmed on their Twitter account that they had an officer down. The department also said that details were ‘limited’ and asked people to pray for the victim.
Police officers were at the crime scene 15 minutes after the shooting looking for the suspect or suspects. Traffic was blocked so drivers are advised to find alternative routes. Law enforcement officers also set up a perimeter from Central north to Copper and from Moon East to Eubank.
While police were looking for the suspect, locals in Eubank/Central were asked to stay indoors. Investigators said that they would release new updates as soon as they are available.
In the meantime, the Albuquerque Police Department is also looking for a suspect in a road rage incident that left a 4-year-old girl dead in her parents’ vehicle.
On Tuesday afternoon, Lilly Garcia was shot dead in the head by a suspect in a road rage attack near the Interstate 40. Her mother and father who were also in the vehicle recall that a car stopped besides theirs and somebody began firing rounds into their truck.
Lilly’s 7-year-old brother was also in the car when the attack occurred. He was expected to talk to the investigators Wednesday.
The APD is now looking for a white suspect in a dark red Toyota sedan. The suspect was probably Latino and had dark hair and a small pointy beard.
Lilly’s family opened a GoFundMe page to raise the necessary money for the girl’s funeral. Her mother, Veronica, urged witnesses and everyone that has a valuable piece of information that may help police solve the case to contact the APD.
“I need to catch the individual who took my baby from me, her Dad and her brother,”
she wrote on the crowdfunding site.
She also urged users to share the story and thanked the people who prayed and reached out to her and her husband. Nevertheless there are reports that somebody set up a fake GoFundMe page related to Lilly. So be careful and report anything suspicious to the site’s administrators.
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