A man was taken to the hospital after police discharged a stun gun on him on the University of New Mexico main campus. Police said the man had stolen a cell phone.
The incident occurred outside the CERIA building across from Carlisle Gym. University of New Mexico Public Information Officer Trace Peck said police utilized the stun gun after the suspect was chased across campus by the individual who had their cell phone stolen, who recognized them. Other students joined the chase, according to Peck.
The suspect was taken to UNM Hospital for his injuries. It is unclear what injuries the suspect sustained. However, a large blood spot could be seen on the concrete just outside of the CERIA building.
Peck said the cell phone was stolen from Einstein's Bagels located on Central.
This is a developing story. Check the Daily Lobo website for updates.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated that Trace Peck was UNMPD Chief of Police. This has been corrected.
Justin Garcia is a staff reporter for the Daily Lobo. He primarily covers student government. He can be contacted at email@example.com