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UPDATED: More Details in Officer-Involved-Shooting

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Albuquerque police said the man shot and killed after raising his gun at an officer this week had two loaded magazines and ammunition when he encountered police.

 

 

However, there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber of the gun Jacob Mitschelen, 29, allegedly pointed at gang unit member Trey Economidy III, police said.

Police released more details Friday, including the fact that Mitschelen was driving a car he’d taken from a friend without permission.

Officer Economidy had pulled him over at San Pedro and Kathryn SE around 8 p.m. Wednesday after noticing the license plate was expired on the car he was driving, police said.

Economidy, 31 and a seven-year veteran of the department, was on gang unit patrol when he spotted Mitschelen.

Mitschelen pulled into the parking lot of a strip mall and ran away, Police Chief Ray Schultz said. He somehow fell and a firearm fell out, Schultz said. Mitschelen then picked up the gun.

Economidy ordered him to drop it, but Mitschelen raised the gun at him, Schultz said. Economidy, who is a member of one of two Albuquerque police gang units, shot him.

Mitschelen was taken to UNMH, where he died Wednesday night.

Online court records show Mitschelen had a lengthy criminal history, including two DWI arrests; a 2005 arrest for negligent use of a deadly weapon; possession of marijuana; domestic violence; and aggravated assault.

Economidy was placed on standard three-day administrative leave while authorities conduct an investigation. Police have not released more details about the shooting.

This was the first officer-involved shooting of the year for APD. Officers shot 14 people last year, killing nine of them.

 

 


 

Albuquerque police have released the name of the man fatally shot by a member of the gang unit on Wednesday. 

 

Jacob Mitschelen, 29, died at University of New Mexico Hospital after being shot by Officer Trey Economidy III outside of a business on San Pedro and Kathryn SE, police said.

Economidy, 31 and a seven-year veteran of the department, was on gang unit patrol when he spotted Mitschelen and pulled him over for suspicious behavior around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mitschelen pulled into the parking lot of a strip mall and ran away, Police Chief Ray Schultz said. He somehow fell and a firearm fell out, Schultz said. Mitschelen then picked up the gun.

Economidy ordered him to drop it, but Mitschelen raised the gun at him, Schultz said. Economidy, who is a member of one of two gang units, shot multiple times.

Mitschelen was transported to UNMH, where he died.

Online court records show Mitschelen had a lengthy criminal history, including two DWI arrests; a 2005 arrest for negligent use of a deadly weapon; possession of marijuana; domestic violance; and aggravated assault.

The Economidy was placed on standard three-day administrative leave while authorities conduct an investigation. Police have not released any more details about the shooting.

This was the first officer-involved shooting of the year for APD. Officers shot 14 people last year, killing nine of them.

 

 


 

Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:25

 

The man shot and killed Wednesday night by an Albuquerque police officer has been identified as 29-year-old Jacob Mitschelen, Albuquerque Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Trish Hoffman said this afternoon in a news release.

Hoffman also released the name of the officer involved in the shooting: Trey Economidy III. Hoffman said Economidy is 31 and has been with the department since January 2004.

No additional information was released.

 

 


 

 

Wednesday, 09 February 2011 22:40

 

An Albuquerque police officer who is a “seasoned veteran” fatally shot a
29-year-old man in front of a Southeast Heights business on Wednesday
night, Police Chief Ray Schultz said.

Police did not release the name of the officer or the victim.

Schultz said the officer, who was in the gang unit, shot the man multiple times after the man pointed a gun at police.

The incident occured just after 8 p.m. when the officer made a routine traffic stop of a vehicle he considered suspicious, outside a business called “Grocery Store,” on San Pedro SE between Anderson and Kathryn.

The man pulled over and ran off, with police chasing him. When the man fell, a gun dropped and he picked it up, Schultz said.

Police ordered him to drop it, but he instead raised the gun at the officer, prompting the officer to fire, he said.

The man was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital, where he later died.

 

 


 

An Albuquerque police officer shot a man outside a business called “Grocery Store” on San Pedro SE between Anderson and Kathryn at about 8 p.m. tonight.

Police were releasing few details, saying only that the man was taken to a local hospital and that no APD officers were injured. 

 

 


 

Police say an officer shot a male suspect at a grocery store near San Pedro and Anderson SE. The suspect was transported to a hospital. The officer was not injured. The call came in at about 8 p.m.

Albuquerque police are investigating this year’s first officer-involved shooting.

Officers are in the area of San Pedro and Anderson SE.

More updates to come.

 

 

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