ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police have confirmed that the auto theft suspect shot Monday morning by an officer was a woman.
The woman's name has not yet been released. Officer Tasia Martinez says authorities are working to notify her relatives.
Police Chief Gordon Eden says the shooting happened during a chase. He says as the officer was running after the woman, the woman stopped, turned and pointed a gun.
No other details were immediately available.
The shooting is the third by officers in the troubled department in just over a month and the first on the heels of a federal investigation that faulted the department for excessive force and a culture of abuse and aggression.