Archdiocese of Santa Fe security officer tied up, police kill suspect www.privateofficer.com
ALBUQUERQUE NM June 6 2012 - Albuquerque police say a burglar dropped a safe and fired at an officer before being shot dead outside Archdiocese of Santa Fe offices in Albuquerque late Wednesday.
Investigators later found a security guard tied up inside the Catholic Center offices on St. Joseph’s Place NW near Coors Boulevard NW.
The unarmed guard told police he was making his rounds when he was confronted by two men who demanded money and beat him.
“He was fine,” Albuquerque Police Department Chief Ray Schultz said at the scene early Thursday morning. “He is assisting us in the investigation.”
Police gave this account of what happened:
At about 10:30 p.m. police received a call about a burglary in progress at the Catholic Center. One of the first officers on the scene confronted a masked man carrying a safe.
The burglar then dropped the safe, pulled out a pistol and fire at least once at the officer. The officer returned fire striking the burglar at least twice.
Names of the suspect and the officer have not yet been released.
The Catholic Center is on the church property that includes St. Pius X High School where classes are not scheduled to resume from the Christmas break until Monday.
Schultz has scheduled a news conference for 1:30 p.m. to release more information on the incident.