Albuquerque police arrest man who fled earlier SWAT situation

Posted at: 12/20/2012 8:11 AM
Updated at: 12/20/2012 5:44 PM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: Chris Sosa
Photo: Chris Sosa

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say they've caught a man who fled from a northeast Albuquerque home after a lengthy standoff with police on Monday.

Albuquerque police spokesman officer Robert Gibbs says 20-year-old Christopher Sosa was arrested by a police SWAT team at a southeast Albuquerque home early Thursday.

Officers tried to arrest Sosa Monday after receiving reports of a burglary and learning Sosa was in a home against the resident's wishes.

He refused to come out but then drove a car out of the home's garage as police shot at him.

Police Chief Ray Schultz said Tuesday a police armored car broke down when officers tried to block his escape.

Jail records show he was booked on a warrant, vehicle theft and aggravated fleeing from a police officer charges.

A lawyer isn't listed.

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