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Man found dead on West Side road

Albuquerque police begin a homicide investigation after a male of unknown age was found dead in the road in the 6400 block of Western Trail NW on Wednesday afternoon. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man was found dead Wednesday afternoon on a street near the Petroglyph National Monument, according to Albuquerque police.

Police found the body shortly after 2 p.m. near the 6400 block of Western Trail NW, and homicide detectives have responded to the area, said Rebecca Atkins, a police spokeswoman. She said the man may have been shot and pushed out of a vehicle.

A yellow blanket covered the man’s body, which was by the curb.

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