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BCSO IDs teen, man killed in September homicides

Deputies investigate after a person was found dead Friday morning inside a North Valley home. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Detectives have released the names of a teenage boy and a man who were slain in separate incidents late last month.

Joseph Montiel, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said the deaths of Edwin Carrasco, 16, and Raymond Lovato are being investigated as homicides.

Montiel said no arrests have been made and did not give Lovato’s age or release any other details.

On Sept. 24, deputies found Carrasco dead and a man injured, both from gunshot wounds, at a South Valley home. BCSO said they traced the injuries to a shootout that happened earlier that night at a car wash on Coors SW, near Arenal.

Deputies determined Carrasco and the other man had been in an altercation with a group of people at the car wash that led to “an exchange of gunfire.”

Then, on Sept. 25, deputies doing a welfare check found Lovato’s body with “obvious trauma” inside a home in the 100 block of Ortega NW, near Second and Paseo del Norte.

BCSO said the front door was found ajar and the incident is being investigated as a homicide. They have not released Lovato’s cause of death.

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