Matthew and Robert Shaw were fixtures of their Northeast Albuquerque neighborhood.
As students at Zia Elementary School, they painted their names on plaques for a mural along San Mateo north of Lomas. And when the identical twin brothers grew up, they got jobs as clerks at a Smith’s grocery store on Carlisle.
They lived with their parents and older brother in their childhood home.
Last month, the brothers, 30, were walking back from a friend’s house when, police say, 22-year-old Jerred Holguin — a stranger — shot at them, striking Matthew in the back.
He died at the scene. Robert was not hit.