A group of people got into a fight with a U.S. airman Thursday inside a gated housing area of an Air Force base in New Mexico. One of them grabbed his gun and shot him, police say.
Now authorities in Albuquerque are searching for the suspects.
The airman is in stable and satisfactory condition, according to Robert Gibbs, a spokesman for Albuquerque police. SWAT and K-9 units are helping in the search.
The airman was on patrol in the Maxwell housing area of Kirtland Air Force Base, which is separate from the base itself, when he noticed the suspicious group and approached them, according to base spokesman Dan Monahan.