Weekend Recap: APD Shoots Man in Downtown ABQ also Reported Shootout at UNM Apartment Complex


June 20, 2022, 8:54 pm


6/20/2022 2:40PM

Albuquerque –

On June 19th, 2022, around 3:15AM, Albuquerque Police officers were finishing up a call when a man stopped near the officers in an SUV and got out. According to police, he told officers he had a gun and he would not drop it.

There were numerous orders from officers for him to drop the gun. APD officers eventually opened fire on the man. He was wounded and taken to UNMH where he later died.

In a Twitter video posted by APD, Chief Harold Medina said investigators have retrieved what appears to be an airsoft gun from the scene and noted that the shooting appears to be a so-called “suicide by cop” scenario.

This is APD’s 4th deadly officer involved shooting of 2022 and the 75th homicide for the year.


On June 19th, 2022, around 2AM at the Lobo Village Apartments shoots were fired in the parking lot of the University of New Mexico Lobo Village Apartment parking lot. Witnesses said there were two cars involved in a gunfight.

A UNM alert went out to students and staff: Advisory: 6/19 2:26AM “UNM police investigating shoots fired call at Lobo Village. No injuries reported. Please avoid area until further notice.” Then an update “Advisory:06/19 5:00AM UNM Police activity at Lobo Village has ended. Normal activity may be resumed.”

APD and UNMPD have not released any suspect information at this time.


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