Albuquerque Journal

NMSP seeking man who shot at an officer

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LAS VEGAS — New Mexico State Police are searching for a man they say is armed and dangerous, and who shot at a State Police officer Monday night.

Shaun Kemp, 22, of Springer, had three active warrants when a State Police officer attempted to pull over a 1993 Honda sedan he was a passenger in about 9:30 p.m. Monday in Las Vegas, New Mexico. A brief chase ensued, but Kemp allegedly jumped out of the Honda and ran away, according to a state police news release. While being chased by police on foot, Kemp allegedly fired at least one round from a weapon at an officer near the intersecti­on of Independen­ce Avenue and River Road. The officer returned fire with at least one round, but it is not believed Kemp was struck and he was able to get away.

Police were after Kemp because of the active warrants and were familiar with the car he was in because he fled State Police in the same vehicle a week ago.

According to online court records, Kemp had warrants from a Jan. 14 incident in which he was charged with resisting, evading or obstructin­g an officer.

Kemp also had warrants for failing to appear in a domestic violence case/aggravated assault case and a drug possession case.

Anyone with informatio­n about Kemp’s whereabout­s should call State Police at 505425-6771.

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