Albuquerque, New Mexico – One man is dead and a police officer is injured in a shooting near the Route 66 Casino


Posted on the 25th of March 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico – One man is dead and a police officer is injured in a shooting near the Route 66 Casino

It took place at approximately 11.47 p.m. on Wednesday the 23rd of March. A silver Lexus with a New Mexico license plate of NAJ 489 that was reported as stolen had pulled up in the parking lot of the Route 66 Casino with two persons inside it. When police officer Peter Tanzilli (37) approached the vehicle to investigate, one of the persons who arrived in the car ran away. The confrontation ended with officer Tanzilli being injured with a gunshot wound and another person being fatally shot. Officer Tanzilli is a U.S. Air Force veteran and has been serving with Pueblo of Laguna Police for 5 years. Offcer Tanzilli was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Route 66 Casino Hotel is located at 14500 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121

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