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Detectives suspect suicide in driver’s fatal shooting

Police say a man first thought to have been killed in a wreck at Central and Walter on Sunday was found to have a gunshot wound to his head. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Detectives say a man found shot to death in an SUV in East Downtown on Sunday is believed to have killed himself.

Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, said evidence at the scene was “consistent with a suicide” but police are still investigating.

Officers responded to an SUV that crashed into a building, near Central and Walter NW, around 11 a.m. They found the driver had been shot in the head, which initially set off a homicide investigation.

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