Albuquerque police: Mass shooting suspect dead

August 13, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted in a shooting that killed a woman and wounded three others apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Albuquerque police said Marcos Delgado, 46, shot himself early Tuesday after a short chase with officers.

No officers fired their weapons or were hurt in the pursuit, police spokesman Tanner Tixier said.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said Delgado fatally shot Anna Vigil, 27, three times Friday [auth] during a “fit of jealous rage.” He then shot three other women near an auto detailing shop, Eden said.

The three women who survived the shooting were in stable condition Friday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

The shooting sparked a statewide manhunt for Delgado involving federal and local authorities.

Deputy Chief Eric Garcia said police received a tip that Delgado was driving a new car. The vehicle was spotted late Monday, and a police helicopter began following the car, Garcia said.

Delgado then got out of vehicle. Undercover detectives who were in the area tried to confront him, but Delgado opened fire with a rifle, Garcia said.

The detectives retreated to find cover and did not return fire, Garcia said.

Police eventually surrounded Delgado and found his body with a fatal gunshot wound.

“It appears that Delgado was in possession of at least two weapons, as he fired at officers with a high-powered rifle but seems to have used a handgun to take his own life,” Albuquerque police said in a statement.

Police identified the driver and another passenger in the vehicle as Rafael Reza, 34, and Josephine Bailey, 52. Police said both have been arrested on suspicion of harboring a fugitive. It was not known if they had attorneys who could be reached for comment.

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