Sunday, September 03, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico: Suspect allegedly waved gun at residents, shot at police helicopter Saturday night

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An Albuquerque man arrested Saturday night faces a slew of charges after reportedly threatening several residents in southeast Albuquerque with a gun before directing those threats to police.

According to court documents, 35-year-old Nathanuth Mason became agitated with a homeowner on Louisiana Boulevard, shooting out a window on his car and pointing a gun at him. That allegedly happened around 5:30 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to the area, but couldn’t locate Mason before he confronted another family on Kentucky Boulevard. Police said the father told Mason to leave when he started walking towards them. Mason responded by becoming agitated and pointing the gun on them as well, then leaving when another family member called 911.

Later, according to court documents, police found a man walking in the area who matched the suspect’s description. Police said he fired at a police helicopter that was assisting in the search before waving the gun at the officers pursuing him.

Mason was later arrested on Gibson Boulevard, but without the gun. Court documents state it was found in a nearby bush, and that Mason is a convicted felon. But he “denied pointing the firearm at officers and denied pointing it at the helicopter.”

Police say Mason did admit to being involved “in an altercation” with several people earlier in the evening. Police also say Mason was “disoriented” when he talked with APD, and he said he had used “shards” earlier.

Mason is being charged with five counts of aggravated assault against police, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse, felon in possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence. 

Original article can be found here ➤

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