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Albuquerque police: Encounter with woman involved gunfire

Aug 9, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a woman was hospitalized and an officer placed on standard administrative leave following an encounter that involved gunfire. Circumstances of what happened during the Tuesday night incident haven't been released and it's not clear if the woman was armed or was shot, but Police Department spokeswoman Celina Espinoza says it is being investigated as an officer-involved shooting. According to Espinosa, officers initially used "less lethal means" to try to get the woman in custody. Officer Simon Drobik previously said the woman called police and said she wanted to "commit suicide by cop." Drobik also said responding officers found the woman sitting in a car, the situation escalated rapidly and the woman's injuries weren't life threatening.