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Albuquerque Police release details of recent shooting involving officers in Foothills

On April 12, 2022, the Albuquerque Police Department found a stolen red Chevy Volt and start following it at Central and Pennsylvania northeast. “Officers turned on their lights and sirens and tried to pull the car over, but it fled. Officers were able to attach a ‘StarChase’ GPS to the car,” Kyle Hartsock with APD said. Using the GPS tracker on the car, police were able to follow the car without pursuing it on the streets. About 10 minutes later, a passenger was seen getting out of the car. Police made contact with the man who said the driver of the car was his brother 46-year-old Shannon Candelario. “The stolen vehicle then drove into a motel near Tramway in Central, and the detectives observed the single occupant and driver Shane Candelario, exit the car and enter inside the hotel lobby,” Hartsock said. Once Candelario was in the lobby, the police planned for his arrest. They got there and waited for him to come outside. Once he exited, things escalated as Candelario was not following police orders. “The male subject also began yelling obscenities at officers and stating, quote, they’re going to have to shoot me,” Hartsock said. Officers continued to follow Candelario at the motel. At one point, officers say Candelario reached into his pocket. They say they believed he had a black handgun or some sort of knife, that’s when police fired at him.It was later revealed that he was grabbing the keys to the stolen vehicle.No weapons were found on him.Candelario did survive the shooting. “He currently has no charges related to this incident. “That part of the investigation is still under investigation. We’re working with the district attorney’s office on it, but we haven’t turned the case over to him yet. He had warrants for his arrest, so he was just simply put on the warrants for right now,” Hartsock said. APD said over the next several months they will continue to investigate and analyze the incident. After the investigation is complete APD’s force review board will forward the findings to the superintendent of police reform to determine if the incident met department standards.

On April 12, 2022, the Albuquerque Police Department found a stolen red Chevy Volt and start following it at Central and Pennsylvania northeast.

“Officers turned on their lights and sirens and tried to pull the car over, but it fled. Officers were able to attach a ‘StarChase’ GPS to the car,” Kyle Hartsock with APD said.

Using the GPS tracker on the car, police were able to follow the car without pursuing it on the streets. About 10 minutes later, a passenger was seen getting out of the car.

Police made contact with the man who said the driver of the car was his brother 46-year-old Shannon Candelario.

“The stolen vehicle then drove into a motel near Tramway in Central, and the detectives observed the single occupant and driver Shane Candelario, exit the car and enter inside the hotel lobby,” Hartsock said.

Once Candelario was in the lobby, the police planned for his arrest. They got there and waited for him to come outside.

Once he exited, things escalated as Candelario was not following police orders.

“The male subject also began yelling obscenities at officers and stating, quote, they’re going to have to shoot me,” Hartsock said.

Officers continued to follow Candelario at the motel. At one point, officers say Candelario reached into his pocket.

They say they believed he had a black handgun or some sort of knife that’s when the police fired at him. It was later revealed that he was grabbing the keys to the stolen vehicle.

No weapons were found on him.

Candelario did survive the shooting.

He currently has no charges related to this incident.

“That part of the investigation is still under investigation. We’re working with the district attorney’s office on it, but we haven’t turned the case over to him yet. He had warrants for his arrest, so he was just simply put on the warrants for right now,” Hartsock said.

APD said over the next several months they will continue to investigate and analyze the incident.

After the investigation is complete APD’s force review board will forward the findings to the superintendent of police reform to determine if the incident met department standards.

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