The incident happened at a Motel 6 late Tuesday night. According to KOAT:
Russell said they were exhausted Tuesday night and decided to go to a motel to rest. She went out to the car to get something when a man with a gun grabbed her and dragged her back into the motel room. Her husband grabbed his gun and the two exchanged gunfire. Russell said the suspect fired first. The suspect was shot and killed. Russell said her husband was hit three times, but is expected to survive.
The couple had stopped in Albuquerque during a cross-country trip, according to a friend Pat Clawson to KOB-TV. "Chuck and Lynne left the Washington, D.C. area several days ago to drive up to California on a working vacation. They stopped in Albuquerque for the night," Clawson said.