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Police: Bait car thief fired at detective

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Christian Wood (Crime Stoppers)

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly stole a bait car and shot at a detective Saturday morning in Southeast Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers and Police Chief Harold Medina shared a news release identifying Christian Wood, 26, as the suspect.

The detective was not struck by gunfire.

The release said Wood is charged with auto theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated fleeing in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information on Wood’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP (7867) and anonymous photos or videos can be submitted at p3tips.com/531.

“Tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000,” according to the release.

Charges related to Saturday’s incident could not be found in online court records but Wood has several warrants out for his arrest in pending cases, including an alleged auto theft last month.

Police began following Wood after he stole an Albuquerque police bait car near Gibson and Yale SE, according to the Crime Stoppers release. Wood and two others reportedly took the car to another area, where Wood tried to “dismantle the dash.”

The release said Wood then stole a truck and detectives lost sight of the vehicle. Detectives found the truck and followed it to the area of Grand and Alvarado, where Wood pointed a gun at a detective and fired one shot.

The release said the detective was not injured, and Wood got away.

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