APD still looking for suspect in fatal bar shooting - Albuquerque Journal

APD still looking for suspect in fatal bar shooting

Javier Vargas Vasquez (APD)

The man accused in a quadruple shooting that left one man dead outside an Albuquerque sports bar is still on the loose.

Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said detectives have yet to find 22-year-old Javier Vargas Vasquez.

Vargas Vasquez was charged two months ago with an open count of murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in a Aug. 12 shooting that left Lawrence Anzures, 30, dead and three others injured.

Police responded around 9:45 p.m. to the shooting at Ojos Locos Sports Cantina on Louisiana NE at Americas Parkway. Anzures died at the scene and Anzures’ friend, a waitress and bystander were hospitalized.

Witnesses told police Anzures and his friend were fighting with Vargas Vasquez when he opened fire on them and fled the scene.


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