This correspondence concerns your IPRA request dated January 10th, 2017, in which you requested to inspect the following:
Three Albuquerque Police Department officers are on paid leave after a shooting that turned deadly for a serial armed robbery suspect over the weekend.
Undercover detectives were following Gilbert Lovato late Saturday night when they say he and a woman with him – Audrey Hapke – held up the Village Inn on University and Menaul at gunpoint.
Officers ended up stopping the two at Carlisle and Comanche. That's where shots were fired and Lovato was killed. Hapke was not hurt.
Police say she was involved in a string of armed robberies with Lovato over the past month. She is being held without bond.
This is APD’s first officer-involved shooting of the year
Please be advised upon further review of your IPRA request, we have determined that the materials you have requested contain confidential law enforcement information the release of which could jeopardize the active and ongoing police investigation. Accordingly, at this time, we must deny your request pursuant to NMSA 14-2-1-(A)(4).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.
Office of the Acting APD Records Custodian
APD Records Custodian/Central Records Supervisor
400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102
Office (505) 768-2137