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BCSO SWAT team arrests suspect in South Valley drive-by shooting, home invasion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team is trying to arrest a suspect who they say fled from deputies and broke into a home on Osprey near Egret SW Wednesday morning.(Greg Sorber / Albuquerque Journal)

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrested a man who they say shot at his ex-girlfriend’s house, led deputies on a chase, and undertook two home invasions in the South Valley Wednesday morning.

Ricardo Carrillo, 19, is charged with aggravated assault on a household member, shooting from a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing from law enforcement, aggravated burglary and other charges.

Deputy Johann Jareno, a BCSO spokesman, said around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning deputies were called by a woman who said Carillo, her ex-boyfriend, had tried to force her into his vehicle and then shot at her house when she escaped and ran away. No one was injured.

Deputies tracked down Carrillo’s vehicle and tried to pull him over. But he sped away, Jareno said.

He said Carrillo forced his way into a house near 114th and DeVargas SW that was occupied by a mother and her three children. Then, Jareno said, Carrillo broke into another home, on Egret near Osprey SW, occupied by a mother and her two sons.

Captain Andi Taylor, a BCSO spokeswoman, said the woman who lived at the second house tricked Carrillo into going in the garage when he asked for her car keys. She said the woman locked him in there.

When deputies arrived at the second house Carrillo refused to come out, Jareno said. It’s unclear whether he was able to exit the garage at that point or if he was still locked in.

The SWAT team responded, and Carrillo was arrested later Wednesday morning after deputies deployed tear gas.

Taylor said he was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital to be checked out before being booked into the county jail.


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