October 25th, 2012
12:17 PM ET

Suspects at large after shooting at Air Force base annex

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.

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  1. Michael

    Make Love not war- This message is approve by Obama.

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  2. sf

    I was security forces and stationed at Kirtland for 6 years. I lived in Maxwell housing and patrolled it regularly. Not only do they allow civilians to live there but there was constantly holes cut in the fence on the north side. We were always called there for problems that started outside the base. Ususally gangs, mainly drunk people partying to hard.

    February 7, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
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