Police Chase in Albuquerque Ends with Two Arrests Following Party Altercation

A police chase in Albuquerque resulted in the arrest of two individuals following a party altercation. The incident began when authorities responded to reports of a shooting at a residence near 86th and Tower on Saturday. Police later identified a Dodge Charger connected to the shooting and initiated a pursuit.

The criminal complaint states that the Charger had five occupants, including 18-year-old Nikko Starr and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Kelsey Medina. As officers attempted to stop the vehicle, a high-speed chase ensued throughout Albuquerque, with the car weaving in and out of traffic on I-40 Eastbound.

The pursuit continued until the Charger exited the highway, making two stops where passengers fled on foot. Eventually, the vehicle was stopped using a spike strip at a dead end behind El Vado Motel on Central Avenue. Both Starr and Medina were apprehended.

According to the police report, the incident stemmed from a party altercation the previous night. Starr accused the victim, who attended the party with her cousin, of stealing his wallet. Later that night, Starr and his friends allegedly broke into the victim’s home, stole her PlayStation, and vandalized her car. Shots were also fired at the home where the car was parked.

Starr and Medina now face charges of aggravated burglary, shooting at an occupied dwelling, and other related offenses. It remains unclear if the other passengers in the vehicle have been arrested or charged at this time.


Author: CrimeDoor

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