An Albuquerque police officer shot and killed an armed robber after an intense vehicle pursuit in the southeast area of the city. Watch the newly released body camera footage of the incident above.
WATCH: Albuquerque Police Shoot Man Armed with Knife, Pipe
The Albuquerque Journal says the death of 47-year-old Richard Rivera was the culmination of a week-long crime spree that included four armed robberies, including two at Albuquerque banks, one at a gas station and one at a Verizon store. On June 16, Rivera and his accomplice, Jennifer Rael, went to the Verizon store and used a 9mm handgun to steal phones, money and jewelry. They then fled the store in a stolen U-Haul van.
Police arrived on the scene and were able to track Rivera and Rael using one of the stolen cell phones. Rael later told police that when Rivera realized that police were following them, he turned to her and said, “It’s on.” He then pulled out a handgun and started firing at police.
“Ms. Rael said … Mr. Rivera fired so many rounds at officers she couldn’t keep count,” Albuquerque police Lt. Ray Del Greco stated at …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life