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Police arrest armed man in SE Albuquerque following chase

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man was taken into custody after officers and police dogs scoured a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood looking for him Saturday morning, a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department said.

Officer Tanner Tixier said police arrested Dehaven Caldwell, 20, after searching the area near Kathryn and Georgia SE, after he ran from a short vehicle chase.

Caldwell is being treated for a dog bite and will be booked on felony charges, Tixier said.

He said police were called out to an apartment complex around 9 a.m. after residents reported a man banging on doors with a handgun.

Tixier said when officers arrived they found the man “in violent domestic dispute” with a woman inside a vehicle.

“The man was still armed with a handgun and the female was yelling for help,” he said.

Tixier said the man drove off and officers gave chase, stopping the vehicle a few minutes later with a PIT, or pursuit immobilization technique, at Kathryn and Dakota SE.

He said the woman was uninjured and is safe.

“The subject exited the vehicle and ran northbound into a neighborhood,” Tixier said.

He said police set up a perimeter and used a police airplane to circle the area and try to locate the suspect from above while police dogs and officers searched for him on the ground.