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APD: Man pulled gun on woman at brewery before being shot

An APD officer stands near the entrance of Nexus Brewery on Saturday night following a fatal shooting involving an off-duty federal agent. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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Police have identified the man fatally shot in an Albuquerque brewery late Saturday as 43-year-old Cody Guy Wrathall.

According to an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, a woman called around 8 p.m. to report that she was being stalked. A man, who police say was either her ex-boyfriend or ex-husband, followed her into Nexus Brewery and pulled out a gun. At least one off-duty FBI agent was inside of the brewery and opened fire, police said. Wrathall died at a local hospital.

APD spokesman Simon Drobik did not say if Wrathall fired shots or how many FBI agents were present. The FBI has not released information on the incident.

In an update sent Sunday, APD said the homicide investigation is still in progress.

Meanwhile, Nexus Brewery, located on the Interstate 25 frontage road near Montgomery, remained closed for the day to give staff time to recover. A sign taped to the front door explained that the closure had been prompted by the shooting and offered thanks for “the numerous messages of support and prayers.”

“We just wanted to give everybody a chance to … relax and mellow out and get past this and hopefully start out fresh on Monday,” owner Ken Carson said.

While Carson was not at Nexus at the time of the shooting, he said about 15 employees were there for what is typically one of the brewery’s busiest nights. Three of them were nearby when shots rang out. A manager called 911 as customers scrambled to get out of the building.

“It was complete chaos,” Carson said.

Carson joined some of his staff Sunday morning to clean up and prepare to open as usual today.

“It’s really hard for the employees to go through that,” he said. “But it’s just a part of being in business.”

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