APD: shooting suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot - Albuquerque Journal

APD: shooting suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot

Albuquerque police say a suspected shooter shot himself in a vehicle near Lomas and Virginia NE. The suspect later died from his injuries. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

The Albuquerque Police Department says a suspected shooter is dead after he turned a gun on himself Monday afternoon. 

Officers responded to a shooting at the Landmark apartment complex in Uptown just before noon and found a male victim in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition, APD spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said. 

About an hour later, officers responded to reports of a person matching the description of the suspect. The suspect fled at a high speed and “drove dangerously” throughout the city, Gallegos said. 

The driver eventually stopped on Virginia NE, north of Lomas, and apparently shot himself inside his car. Gallegos said he was taken to a hospital and died from his injuries. 

The Multi-Agency Task Force is investigating the self-inflicted shooting since it happened in the presence of officers, Gallegos said.

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