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APD: Alleged car thief points gun at officer, causing officer to shoot

APD: Alleged car thief points gun at officer, causing officer to shoot


SHELLY: ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER
SASHA LENNINGER JOINS US WITH
THE LATEST. SASHA: THAT OFFICER-INVOLVED
SHOOTING HAPPENING AT BELLIN
GROVE HERE ON APRIL 5. POLICE RELIEVES — RELEASED BODY
CAMERA FOOTAGE THAT SHOWS WHAT
LEAD UP TO THE SHOOTING. BODY CAMERA VIDEO CAPTURING THE
MOMENT, AN ALLEGED CAR THIEF, IS
SHOT BY ALBUQUERQUE POLICE. ACCORDING TO APD, THE RED SEDAN
YOU SEE HERE, WAS STOLEN O
APRIL 2. BUT THE OWNER CALLING 911 THREE
DAYS LATER, AFTER SPOTTING, AND
FOLLOWING HER VEHICLE.>>SHE ADVISED THAT THE OCCUPANT
OF HER STOLEN VEHICLE WAS IN
POSSESSION OF A FIREARM. SASHA: OFFICERS SAY SHE
CONTINUED TO FOLLOW HER CAR,
EVENTUALLY SHOOTING AT IT THREE
TIMES. AS OFFICERS DETAINED HER, PEDR
ESCALANTE DROVE OFF, CAUSING
THIS CRASH NEAR GROVE AND BELL. HE TRIES TO GET OUT OF THE
DRIVER’S DOOR, REALIZES HE
CAN’T, SO HE RUNS OFF, AFTER
EXITING THE PASSENGER DOOR. YOU CAN SEE OFFICERS GIVE CHAS
>>SHOW ME YOUR [BEEP] HANDS! SASHA: OFFICERS SAY, SAY HE
TRIED TO JUMP A FENCE, WHILE
POINTING A GUN AT OFFICERS.>>SHOTS FIRED, PD, SHOTS FIRED. SASHA: OFFICERS SAY ESCALANTE
HAD THIS GUN, WITH AN EXTENDED
MAGAZINE FILLED WITH 27 BULLETS. ,ESCALANTE WAS SHOT ONE TIME IN
THE HIP AND TREATED AT THE
HOSPITAL. AS FOR THE OFFICER, OFFICER
JAMES SULLIVAN, THE FACE
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, BUT HE IS
NOW BACK ON DUTY. SASHA LENNINGER, KOAT ACTION 7
NEWS

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