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APD ID’s man who killed himself after alleged carjacking, pursuit

Officers surround a stolen truck after police say a man shot himself near Uptown following a crosstown pursuit. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police have identified the man who shot himself after carjacking someone and leading authorities on a chase across town last week, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.

Gilbert Gallegos, an APD spokesman, said 45-year-old Domingo Lage died from a self inflicted gunshot wound March 18 as officers closed in on him outside the Macaroni Grill at Uptown Mall.

Officers were following Lage earlier that afternoon as he drove around in a stolen vehicle and authorities, both APD and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, began pursuing Lage when he carjacked someone on the West Side.

Lage evaded officers multiple times before reaching Louisiana and Interstate 40, near Uptown, where he allegedly killed himself and crashed into the parking lot of the Macaroni Grill.

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