Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico have identified the man arrested Thursday afternoon after shooting in the direction of officers during a foot chase.
Investigators also released body camera video of officers pursuing suspect Charles Purvis on foot for close to a minute in a Walmart parking lot before he can be seen reaching for his gun and firing in the officer’s direction.
“We’re damn lucky an officer didn’t get killed tonight. After looking at that video, I can tell you that,” police spokesman Simon Drobik said.
Officials say it all began when Purvis shoplifted items from the nearby Walmart.
SWAT and air support assisted officers in their search of the area.