Domestic violence suspect shot in encounter with officers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Domestic violence suspect shot in encounter with officers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say an armed domestic violence suspect was shot and wounded by at least one officer during an encounter with police.

Officer Tanner Tixier says officers responded to a 911 call Wednesday night from a female victim who said her boyfriend had beaten her up and was drunk and armed with a gun.

Tixier says officers located the male suspect and that at least one officer fired at the suspect after officers perceived an unspecified threat and initially used "less lethal munitions."

Tixier says it isn't immediately known how many officers fired or how many rounds were fired.

He says it's also unknown if the suspect fired at police but that a gun was found at the scene.

The suspect was hospitalized in stable condition. No identities were released.

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