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Man shot, killed in Northeast Albuquerque

Albuquerque police lock down part of a neighborhood after a man was found shot to death on the 4400 block of Shepard Road NE Wednesday night. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man was shot and killed at a Northeast Albuquerque apartment complex Wednesday night, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.

Officer Daren DeAguero, an APD spokesman, said police responded to reports of gunfire around 9:20 p.m. in the 4400 block of Shepard Road NE, near Candelaria and Washington.

“Along with the shots fired calls, dispatch received a call that a male subject was shot,” DeAguero said in a news release.

He said arriving officers found a man dead and homicide detectives were called to investigate.

In an update, APD spokesman Gilbert Gallegos noted that the man was found near an apartment with trauma to the chest.

The deceased man’s girlfriend was questioned and released, Gallegos said. He added that detectives obtained a warrant to search an apartment. Gallegos said no suspect had yet been identified.

APD has not released the name of the victim.

Police vehicles and crime scene tape closed off either end of the complex as two mobile crime labs and crime scene investigator vans bunched into the crowded parking lot of the complex.

A woman sat smoking in front of her home, seemingly nonplussed by the activity. She said her daughter heard a loud bang before officers shut down the area. A DoorDash food delivery driver waited outside the crime scene tape for his customer, who never showed up.

This is the 10th homicide in two weeks, bringing the tally to 63 slayings so far this year.

A mobile crime lab and crime scene investigator van parked at an apartment complex where one man was found dead. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)


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