State Police Shoot and Kill Machete Wielding Man after SWAT Standoff in ABQ


November 17, 2022, 6:06 pm

By: ABQ RAW staff

POSTED: 11/17/2022 @10:00AM

NE Albuquerque –

On November 16th, 2022, New Mexico State Police conducted a traffic stop on the corner of Louisiana and Montgomery Blvd. According to NMSP, after contact was made a male driver was observed by the stopping officer to being in possession of several knives and edged type weapons in his car and what appeared to be drug paraphernalia.


The officer that stopped the driver had crisis intervention team training and immediately began to talk with the suspect for more than three hours.

“After several hours of talking and negotiating with that subject, the male driver decided to ingest what we believe to be an illegal drug, he then put his vehicle in reverse, crashing into one of our units, and then fled south on Louisiana Boulevard, where he attempted to turn east into the Smith parking lot,” said Chief Tim Johnson of NMSP at a press conference.

According to NMSP, SWAT and uniformed personnel surrounded the Grand Cherokee vehicle and began a long standoff with the man.

A NMSP officer investigates the scene of a deadly officer involved shooting.

“At some point, our tactical officers first utilize the flashbang and then secondly, use a chemical munition to try to get him again to resolve this peacefully. He did eventually exit through the passenger door of his vehicle, but unfortunately, he exited with a machete,” said Chief Johnson.

video from the scene

The suspect was shot and killed by NMSP officers after some kind of threat was made against officers. A multi-agency task force was investigating the scene. This is the 156th homicide of 2022, this number includes 14 people shot and killed by a police agency in the Albuquerque metro area. We include these police shootings as homicides since the OMI counts them in their state stats as homicides.


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