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Albuquerque Police Department searching for male suspect involved in overnight crime spree

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The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is currently searching for a male suspect that went on a violent crime spree overnight on Sunday.

According to a press release provided by APD, the suspect broke into a business, forced himself into three homes, stole homeowners’ vehicles, kidnapped three people, and shot at bystanders.

The offender was last seen in a silver Toyota Prius on Interstate-40, where he was driving on the wrong side, (westbound on eastbound lanes) and excited onto a dirt road near Coors Blvd. N.W.

Officers were pursuing the Prius, driving on the westbound lanes when they lost sight of the vehicle as it headed north from I-40 towards Fortuna.

Law enforcement are still searching for the Prius and detectives are following up on leads as they attempt to identify the suspect.

Gino Gutierrez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A lifelong resident of New Mexico, Gino found interest in broadcasting after falling in love with sports and sports broadcasting. He attended the University of New Mexico, where he majored in mass media journalism. While at UNM, he worked the New Mexico Daily Lobo, serving as both sports and managing editor. He can also be heard providing play-by-play commentary for the Lobo Hockey Network.