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Man killed in robbery at ABQ smoke shop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police said Sunday a man was killed in a robbery gone wrong, making it the second time in three days someone was killed at an Albuquerque business.

It wasn't clear Sunday night whether the dead man was an employee at Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge or the robber, or how he died.

Police were called to the shop, in the 8200 block of Menaul NE, about 1:20 p.m. A man was found dead inside, Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said.

“It looks like an attempted robbery.” Drobik said.

APD's Mobile Crime Lab was parked near of Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge on the 8200 block of Menaul NE after police found a man dead inside of the shop on Sunday. (Ryan Boetel/Journal)

APD's Mobile Crime Lab was parked near of Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge, 8215 Menaul NE, after police found a man dead inside the shopn Sunday. (Ryan Boetel/Albuquerque Journal)

Drobik said police took two people in for questioning, but he did not say they were suspected of committing a crime. Police don't think anyone who works at the store is unaccounted for and didn't say how many were in the store when the man was killed.

“We're not sure if (the dead man) is the suspect himself or somebody who works at the store,” Drobik said.

Taylor Sadler, a former employee at the smoke shop and hookah lounge, arrived on scene Sunday afternoon and said the shop was burglarized about two months ago. She said that, after the burglary, the owner talked about having shop managers carry guns.

Gene Scott, the owner of Bullseye Golf Center, across the street from the smoke shop, said he saw police arrive about 1:30 p.m. He said police sat two men on the curb and appeared to be examining their hands.

Scott said the smoke shop, which sells tobacco and accessories such as pipes, is usually busy, but he thought it appeared business was slow there earlier Sunday.

Brian Kimbrell, who was at work at Northeast Cyclery, a bike shop just east of the scene, said he recognized two smoke shop employees being interviewed by police. He said police were talking to them and examining their clothes and hands.

“They are shaken up, but they're OK,” Kimbrell said.

A woman who works for Oasis said police told her all the smoke shop employees were OK.

While police said they located everyone involved in Sunday's homicide, they were still searching for the suspect in a woman's slaying on Friday. And the man's daughter is asking her father to turn himself in.

Albuquerque police said Sunday evening that investigators are unsure of Marcos Delgado's whereabouts or if he has a vehicle, and are asking anyone to call law enforcement immediately if they have any information about where Delgado may be.

Delgado is accused of shooting and killing Anna Vigil on Friday at Complete Mobile Detailing on Vassar NE. Police said he also shot and injured three other women and a pit bull. Delgado's truck was found Saturday near Candelaria and Girard NE, police have said.

In a news release, police called on Delgado to call 911 and surrender.

Simon Drobik, an APD spokesman, answers his radio before a briefing at the scene where a man was killed at the Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge near Menaul and Wyoming on Sunday. Police were called to the business on an attempted robbery report. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Simon Drobik, an APD spokesman, answers his radio before a briefing at the scene where a man was killed at the Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge near Menaul and Wyoming on Sunday. Police were called to the business on an attempted robbery report. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Latisha Montoya, Delgado's daughter, said Sunday his family doesn't know where he is and they are also hoping that he surrenders to authorities.

Montoya said Delgado and Vigil had a 4-year-old child together, who on Sunday was in the custody of the Children, Youth and Families Department for a 48-hour hold. After that Montoya said she will try to get custody of her youngest brother.

Montoya said Vigil and Delgado lived together with Delgado's other children. They had a fight on Wednesday. Vigil didn't stay at the home, and Delgado couldn't reach her.

She said her father tracked Vigil to the detailing business on Friday, but she doesn't think her father would intentionally kill Vigil.

“I'm sure he was more mad at Adam (Anderson) than (Vigil),” Montoya said. Police described Anderson as Vigil's current boyfriend and Delgado as a jealous ex-boyfriend, but Montoya said Vigil had an ongoing relationship with both men.

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Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden, right, talks on a phone near the scene where a man was killed at the Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge near Menaul and Wyoming on Sunday. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden, right, talks on a phone near the scene where a man was killed at the Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge near Menaul and Wyoming on Sunday. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

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