The following video shows an Albuquerque police officer using his patrol rifle to open fire on a suspect during a high speed pursuit back in October of 2013.
The incident started when Christopher Chase, armed with an AK-47 style rifle, walked up to an passerby, ordering him to call 911 and tell the police he was waiting for them.
When police arrived, Chase fired several gunshots and stole an Albuquerque police car from an officer who was seeking cover.
The ensuing pursuit led to a rolling, high speed shootout between Chase and law enforcement officers. Three police officers and a sheriff’s deputy were wounded in the minutes-long encounter.
Police were able to ram the stolen police vehicle into a gas station and opened fire again on Chase, killing him.
While serving a warrant at Chase’s home that night, police found what appeared to be IED’s.
“He had what was fishing line, what appeared to be fake artillery shells, with wires coming out of them, and he had the windows boarded up,” Albuquerque Police Department Chief Allen Banks said.
“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.
Here is the full video of the incident: