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Shootout Between Crazed Gunman and Police in Albuquerque Caught on Police Body Cam

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The Albuquerque Police Department released intense and shocking videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot. (More details below video).

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On the morning of Oct. 26,2013, Christopher Chase, dressed in body armor and camouflage and wielding an assault rifle, told witnesses in Southeast Albuquerque to call police and that he was waiting for them. He then fired upon an officer and managed to steal the officer’s police cruiser, beginning a 16-mile police pursuit that eventually ended when Chase was shot and killed.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with dozen of shots fired. One video shows officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg.

Chase had “Cop killer” tattooed across his knuckles.

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