A suspect in a domestic violence incident was shot multiple times on Sunday by an Albuquerque police officer, after officers attempted to subdue him twice with a Taser.
Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said the man was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital where he is still listed in critical condition Monday morning.
The chief said officers responded to a domestic violence call about 6 p.m. at 419 Dallas SE. A man came with officers wielding a 15-inch bayonet.
The man kept coming, so the officer Tasered him, but the electric shock didn’t stop him.
At that time, both officers were outside the apartment and told the suspect about 12 times to drop his weapon and stop approaching, Schultz said, but the man kept coming and raised his arm in what looked like a threat to throw the bayonet at the officers.
The officers took cover behind a tree. The man kept coming, Schultz said, and he was Tasered again, but he still kept coming.
One of the officers then shot the suspect several times. Schultz said he didn’t know where the man was hit.