APD releases details of recent officer-involved shooting – City of Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Division launched particulars right now of an officer-involved capturing on July 21, 2022 at an house complicated in Northwest Albuquerque.



Date of Incident: July 21, 2022

Location: 10600 Cibola Lp NW



DV Incident Earlier to Police Arrival


By way of investigation, detectives found that Wendel Tagle was engaged in a verbal argument Collectively with his spouse Inside their house By way of the morning hours of July 21, 2022.


As a Outcome of the argument escalated, Wendel’s spouse said Wendel started To converse to imaginary people he believed to be Contained in the house Wendel’s spouse said she feared for her protectedty and tried to get away from Wendel. She said he grabbed her and strangled her shut to the couch in her Entrance room.


As Wendel’s spouse struggled to free herself, his firearm discharged Inside the house. Wendel’s spouse said she feared for her life, And she or he was In a place to persuade Wendel that They Want to exit the house To inform the neighbors That they are okay.


As quickly as outdoors, Wendel grabbed his spouse from behind and tried To tug her again into the house. All through this time, Wendel’s spouse tried To interrupt herself from his grip when his firearm discharged a second time, placing her Inside the leg.


After the being shot, Wendel’s spouse ran down the flight of stairs and Wendel adopted her. As she fled from Wendel, she was yelling for assist. She later informed detectives she thought Wendel was going to kill her. She was In a place To hunt a protected place To cowl from Wendel till Cops arrived.


All through this incident, Wendel pointed his firearm at a quantity of people Inside the house complicated, together with an APD sergeant as he arrived On the scene.


Officer-Involved Shooting


Several witnesses referred to as 911 A few male On the house complicated with a firearm and a feminine who was shot. Several officers responded to the complicated, together with an APD sergeant who said Wendel pointed a firearm at him as he arrived.


Officers recognized themselves. Officer Robert Sanchez arrived on scene and utilized a car Inside the Parking lot as cowl as he gave verbal instructions for Wendel to drop the firearm.


Officer Sanchez later informed detectives that as he gave Wendel instructions to drop the firearm, Wendel was holding the firearm in his hand and waving the firearm Inside the air. Officer Sanchez said Wendel launched the firearm down and gained a “sight picture” of Officer Sanchez. Officer Sanchez discharged his firearm, placing Wendel A minimal Of 4 occasions Inside the greater torso space. 


Following the capturing, officers approached Wendel and provided medical assist. Wendel succumbed to his wounds and died On the scene.


One other officer collected Wendel’s firearm and placeed it Inside his police unit.



Topic: Wendel Bryan Tagle, 43


Involved Officer:

  • Robert Sanchez, who has been with the department since 2015, has been involved In a single prior officer-involved capturing in 2018.


Over The subsequent a quantity of months, APD will proceed To evaluation and analyze this incident. Detectives will proceed interviewing any new witnesses that come forward and full any forensic checks. After the investigation is full, APD’s Strain Consider Board will forward the findings to the Superintendent of Police Reform To Search out out if this incident met the extreme requirements of the Albuquerque Police Division. The Multi-Agency Process Strain will forward its case to the District Lawyer’s Office to make any willpower of felony costs.