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APD IDs men slain in weekend homicides

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Detectives released the names of two men slain in separate incidents in Albuquerque on Saturday.

Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said the deaths of Trevonte Robbins, 19, and Adam Porras, 33, are being investigated as homicides.

No arrests have been made in either case.

Officers responded around 5 p.m. to a shooting at Las Brisas Apartments, near Gibson and San Pedro SE. Police found Porras shot and he later died at a hospital.

Hours earlier, around 2:30 a.m., officers were responding to a gunshot detection device near Fourth and Central when Robbins, another man and a police vehicle were struck by gunfire.

Robbins died at the scene, another man was hospitalized in critical condition and an officer received minor injuries when a bullet hit his windshield, spraying him with glass.

“We’re having a hard time dealing with it,” Judy Robbins, Robbins’ grandmother, said Tuesday.

She said her granddaughter called Saturday “hollering and crying” and saying Robbins had been shot.

“I said, ‘Is he OK?,’ And she said, ‘No grandma, he died,’ ” she said, choking up.

Robbins said her grandson – who was raised in Albuquerque – was visiting from Georgia and out with friends Downtown when he was struck by a stray bullet.

“I said ‘is he OK?,’ And she said, ‘no grandma, he died,’” she said, choking up.

Trevonte Robbins (Courtesy of Judy Robbins)

“I guess the guy was just shooting wildly,” she said. “That’s very dangerous… You can hit somebody that’s not involved in your beef and that’s what happened.”

When asked if Robbins was a bystander, police spokesman Gallegos said, “detectives have not ruled out any scenario at this point.”

Robbins said her grandson, known fondly as “Tre Boogie,” was a people person and the “life of the party.”

“He was a very outgoing wonderful kid,” she said.

She remembered a time when she and Robbins’ mother were watching a basketball game at Wilson Middle School, which her grandson attended. They laughed as the mascot pulled the principal on to the court and started dancing.

“I was like ‘the mascot dude got the same shoes as Tre,’ ” Robbins said. “And she looked at me and she said ‘the mascot dude kind of moved like Tre.’ ”

“It was Tre, Tre was the mascot,” she said, with a chuckle.

Robbins said most of all she will miss her grandson checking in.

“I’m going to miss that,” she said, adding that she was looking forward to seeing him one day become a father and get married.


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