Stolen Car Rams N. M. Fire Chief's Car

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Shots rang out an Albuquerque gas station Thursday afternoon after a stolen car rammed an undercover vehicle while trying to escape authorities, police said. Police had been trying to hunt down the stolen...


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --

Shots rang out an Albuquerque gas station Thursday afternoon after a stolen car rammed an undercover vehicle while trying to escape authorities, police said.

Police had been trying to hunt down the stolen vehicle for about a week after they said slammed into another car in the Northeast Heights before taking off.

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen said he couldn't miss the sedan that was driving the wrong way. He followed it to a park near Tramway and Indian School roads.

"What I really thought was that they were going to cause a head-on collision on Tramway at a high rate of speed and probably kill somebody," Breen said.

Breen said he watched it go through the brush and into an arroyo where someone inside ditched a bag full of ammunition.

"It makes you realize how dangerous it is out there for firefighters and police officers," Breen said.

The chief tracked the car to a gas station on 2nd Street and Candelaria Road where the two suspects tried to flee by ramming his undercover unit. Police, however, took control of the situation by shooting the car's tires out.

"It looks like they had some rifles, and they were telling them to get out of the car, " witness Melissa Romero said.

The two women inside the vehicle were taken into police custody. At this point, police said they don't believe the women arrested Thursday were in the car during the first incident.

If you have any information on the first incident call 505-242-COPS.

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