Listen to the interview with Rio Rancho Police Department spokesperson Lt. Jacquelynn Reedy
Responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle at the Walmart store at 901 Unser early Saturday, Rio Rancho Police officers found themselves in a dangerous shootout.
Police responded at 6:25 a.m. to the call, said Rio Rancho Police Department spokesperson Lt. Jacquelynn Reedy, who was at the site.
“Officers — as they were investigating — a male exited and ran towards the vehicle that was in question. The suspect entered the vehicle on the driver’s side and was able to retrieve a handgun and began shooting at our officers,” she said. “Our officers retreated and began exchanging gunfire, at which time the suspect and his female accomplice fled southbound into Albuquerque.”
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and was still at large as of 10:30 a.m.
No officers were injured as they exchanged gunfire with the suspect.