Suspects still at large in fatal shooting, armed robbery

Police investigate after a man was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Southeast Albuquerque on Friday afternoon. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

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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