Posted at: 12/13/2012 4:28 PM
Updated at: 12/13/2012 5:15 PM
By: The Associated Press
Photo: Margaret Lugo
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque police officer is recovering after she was struck by a suspect's car.
The officer was taken to an Albuquerque hospital after losing consciousness after Wednesday's crash. Police spokeswoman Officer Tasia Martinez says the officer is expected to make a full recovery.
Officers and detectives were on holiday detail at Coronado Mall when they decided to approach a man and woman suspected of shoplifting.
Police caught 46-year-old Margaret Lugo, but her son fled in a sedan. That's when police say the female officer was deliberately struck.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 30-year-old Andy Lugo on a charge of aggravated battery on a police officer. Police say he has a record that includes burglary, shoplifting and auto theft.
His mother also has a record. She's charged with conspiracy and aggravated battery on a police officer.
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