Suspects still at large in fatal shooting, armed robbery

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An Albuquerque police officer puts up crime tape near Ross and San Mateo. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal file)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police were looking for three suspects after a fatal shooting and armed robbery near Ross and San Mateo SE on Friday afternoon, according to an Albuquerque police spokesman.

Officer Simon Drobik said the suspects had robbed someone at that intersection and then started firing shots. A man was then taken to a hospital, where he died.

“We’re not sure who was shot, if it was a victim (of the robbery) or a bystander,” Drobik said.

The suspects were still at large Friday night, Drobik said. The suspects are described as a 25-year-old Native American man with a long black ponytail, a Hispanic man with short dark hair, and a white female with long blonde hair.

Drobik didn’t identify the victim and said detectives will continue investigating. The shooting happened on the sidewalk or street, not at a business.

“I don’t believe it was a robbery to a business, I believe it was a robbery to an individual,” he said.

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Albuquerque police were at the scene of a possible shooting in southeast Albuquerque Friday afternoon. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

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Albuquerque police officers at the scene of a possible shooting near Ross and San Mateo Friday afternoon. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

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