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Cop Shooting Suspect Cuffed

A Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy and an auto-theft suspect exchanged fire after a high-speed chase in Albuquerque’s South Valley early Wednesday morning. A man suspected in the shooting was captured in an apartment complex near Viola and Barcelona after an all day manhunt and standoff. When arrested, he had a gunshot wound to his shoulder. The deputy was not injured. Deputies were trying pull over a car that had been reported stolen around 3:30 a.m., when the driver sped westbound on Rio Bravo from Isleta. The driver lost control and spun off the road, and the car caught fire near Del Rio Road, Sgt. Aaron Williamson said. As deputies drove up to the crash, a man got out of the car and opened fire, but missed. One deputy returned fire, Williamson said. The suspect ran away, and deputies spent the early morning hours Wednesday going house-to-house, hunting for him in the surrounding blocks, evacuating a few homes while they searched, Williamson said.

Source: ABQ Journal