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Police investigate homicide in SE Albuquerque

Albuquerque police in front of the Alon convenience store at San Mateo and Kathryn SE, where a man was found fatally stabbed Friday morning. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis / Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Homicide detectives are investigating an apparent stabbing that turned fatal near a Southeast Albuquerque convenience store Friday morning.

Police Department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said that around 4:30 a.m., officers were called to a 7-Eleven at Kathryn and San Mateo SE about a stabbing.

“Officers received information that a male subject was outside the business, bleeding from the stomach area,” Gallegos wrote in an email.

Arriving officers called for Fire Rescue. The man was beyond medical help and died at the scene. He was not identified Friday.

“A homicide callout was initiated and detectives are working on collecting surveillance video,” Gallegos said. “Criminalistics personnel are on scene and are processing the business and parking lots.”

The convenience store has been the scene of violence before. In August 2016, police say, a 66-year-old homeless man was beaten to death and robbed by three young men.

One of those young men was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Another pleaded no contest to robbery, and the trial of the third suspect is pending after competency issues were raised, court records show.

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