ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police and firefighters met with concerned business owners and employees at a Nob Hill bar Tuesday afternoon following the fatal shooting of a University of New Mexico baseball player last weekend.
The meeting inside Imbibe Nob Hill allowed managers, bouncers and shop keepers to ask questions and vent their frustrations with crime in the area and what they called a lack of police presence.
Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said the sit-down was part of APD’s new Shooting Response Protocol to send out officers within 72 hours of a homicide to speak with businesses and residents.
Police say 23-year-old Jackson Weller was fatally shot around 2 a.m. Saturday outside Imbibe, at Central and Richmond NE. No arrests have been made, and police have not released any details about the shooting.