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Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department: Shots fired during chase that ends in driver's capture


ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Bernalillo County authorities say shots were fired during a Tuesday morning chase that resulted in the capture of a man who tried to elude deputies who wanted to check out a suspicious van.

Sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Williamson said a police helicopter followed the van to a road's dead end, where a female got out and ran off.

According to Williamson, the male driver got back in the van and drove off after trying unsuccessfully trying to steal another vehicle.

Williamson said shots were fired during the pursuit and that a deputy fired at least one shot.

The pursuit ended with the driver being captured after he stopped the vehicle and ran off.

Williamson said investigators are trying to determine why the suspects fled.

Further information was not immediately available.

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