N.M. officer wounded in domestic dispute shootout


Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque police officer and another man were wounded in an early morning shootout Wednesday after a domestic dispute at a Northeast Albuquerque apartment complex, authorities said.

Officer Eric Martinez, who has been with APD for 5½ years, was shot in both legs, Police Chief Ray Schultz said. After he was shot, Martinez fired an undetermined number of times in the direction of the vehicle in which 22-year-old John Santiago was riding. One of the officer's bullets struck Santiago in the face.

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