ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two people were injured Sunday in a “disturbance” during which a deputy opened fire, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said a deputy responding to a disturbance call around 12:30 p.m. near Edith and Vineyard in the North Valley fired at least one shot.
A man who was armed with a knife was shot and seriously injured, Gonzales said during a news conference close to the scene. The man was being treated at a local hospital Sunday evening, and Gonzales said it was not clear whether the man’s injuries were life threatening. He did not specifically say whether those injuries were a result of the deputy’s shot.
“A deputy came in contact with a person armed with a knife,” Gonzales said. “We know that there was at least one gunshot fired from a service weapon and that person received serious injuries.”
Another person at the scene was taken to the hospital with a “knife injury,” Gonzales said.
BCSO spokeswoman Felicia Maggard said investigators have not yet determined whether anyone will be charged.
Deputies kept Edith closed between Osuna and Montaño while officers investigated the “complex complicated scene.”
Police tape stretched across the roadway, blocking off a nearby convenience store and at least a portion of Vineyard, a small residential road that runs alongside a gated retirement community.
“According to some of our investigators … it’s a pretty large scene, and it’s a very complex scene,” Gonzales said.
He said additional details may be released today or Tuesday.