New Mexico- Two women were reportedly arrested by the police after they tried shooting at a police deputy here on Tuesday after failing a carjacking attempt.
The authorities lead on a wild chase before finally arresting them in a standoff.
According to the reports, the chaos began when 39-year-old Felicia Gonzales and 33-year-old Lizeth Iguado tried to carjack a vehicle around 10:15 am local time.
They tried to carjack a vehicle at gunpoint on the southern outskirts of Albuquerque.
According to an eyewitness, the suspects tried to carjack a black jeep but the police caught them up when a desperate call was made on 911.
The police tried to catch them but the fleeing ladies shot the pursuing deputy police officer back. He remained unhurt.
Both the ladies dropped the chase after abandoning the black SUV and tried to flee the crime scene on foot. The cops said that while fleeing they broke into the private property as well as a trailer.
According to the Bernalillo County sheriff’s office, various law enforcement agencies such as police, SWAT team, and a bomb unit joined the forces to arrest the women from their hideout location.
The authorities at Bernalillo County stated that the suspect women are “local repeat offenders with many visits to the Metropolitan Detention Center.”
One of the offenders, Iguado, is already serving probation after being convicted for a shooting incident at a car back in 2019.
The authorities further stated, “It is incredibly disappointing that New Mexico has such a broken criminal justice system that these suspects lack fear of prosecution enough to shoot at our deputies.”
A manhunt was launched by the police after they fled the crime scene abandoning the supposedly carjacked vehicle.
A lockdown order was issued for the schools on the premises such as the Pajarito elementary school, Los Padillas elementary, and Polk middle school.
The residents of the area were also issued a shelter notice by the police till the time the offenders were arrested.
The perimeter was set up between Isleta Blvd SW and Coors Blvd SW located in the downtown area of Albuquerque.