01/10/2007

Shots fired during N.M. chase; wounded officer may have been hit by friendly fire

By Kate Willson, Journal Staff Writer
Albuquerque Journal

At least 19 shots were fired during a rush-hour chase last week that sent a Santa Fe police officer and a suspected car thief to the hospital after they were hit by gunfire.

And at this point, state police Lt. Juan Jose Martinez said in a news release, "there is no indication" that suspect Ivan Atencio "was armed with a firearm or ever fired" at Santa Fe officers.

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