A Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy was injured when a fleeing suspect struck her with a car in a parking lot in southwest Albuquerque on October 14.
The deputy attempted to pull over the suspect, 33-year-old Patrick A. Candelaria, after he was seen driving in reverse into oncoming traffic on Atrisco Drive close to Central in a stolen car.
Witnesses say the incident began at the Monte Carlo off Central Avenue when a man hit a vehicle and fled toward Peter Piper’s Pizza. The man jumped into another vehicle and fled, striking two vehicles in the parking lot.
The suspect attempted to carjack a vehicle with a 6-year-old inside. The victim in that vehicle panicked and accelerated, striking the deputy and pinning her between the cars.
Deputy Jessica Carreon, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Candelaria, who was wanted for misdemeanor warrants, was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for minor injuries.
According to Bernalillo County Deputy Felicia Romero, Candelaria is expected to be booked on felony charges.
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