ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police have released the names of the police sergeant and the man who was shot in yesterday’s police shooting on the West Side.
APD Sgt. Jason Peck shot Dominick Solis-Mora, 20, once in the upper chest after Solis-Mora pointed a gun at Peck during an undercover drug bust, police said at a news conference this afternoon. Solis-Mora remains in critical condition at the hospital.
Peck has worked with the department for 11 years and is on leave pending an investigation, police said.
The shooting occurred in a restaurant parking lot near Coors and I-40 at about 3 p.m., when a detective began a drug transaction with Solis-Mora in an undercover operation, Deputy Chief Paul Feist said yesterday. Just after the drugs were exchanged, Peck approached the car.
Solis-Mora pointed a gun at Peck, and Peck fired one shot at the suspect, Feist said.
Two other men in a car behind Solis-Mora have been charged for their alleged involvement in the drug deal. Marco Holguin, 20, and Michael Chavez, 32, both face trafficking and conspiracy charges.
- Read the story from this morning’s paper: “Man Shot During Police Drug Bust“
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See Lapel Cam Video of the incident below.