Albuquerque Police Kills Man Suspected of Shooting His Wife

Albuquerque police shot a man believed to have killed his wife. The woman was found shot to death in the San Pedro and Lomas area, early on the morning of October 12.

The Albuquerque Police Department identified the suspect as the woman’s estranged husband, Matthew Montoya. The detectives discovered Montoya went to his child’s school to check his child out of class. The school staff was aware of the family conflicts and refused to get the minor child out of class, reported the officials at a news conference. 

Then Montoya drove home near Comanche and Tramway. The detectives caught up with him there; the officers opened fire and killed him.

At this point, the Albuquerque Police Department is not sharing any additional information about the events and what led to that shooting nor any details about Montoya’s past. 

According to the Albuquerque Police Department, they don’t know if Montoya ever shot officers or if he even had a weapon on him. The police reported that no officers were hurt.

Shooting another person and killing them is the most serious crime that will not go without consequences. Things are getting even more complex if a person opens fire on officers.

Being involved in such a crime requires immediate consultation with a criminal defense attorney. Your attorney will prepare your defense; going into the process alone is not a good idea.

If you were recently involved in a shooting (no matter the reason) and you wounded or killed another person, we’re here to help you. Answering questions without an attorney is a risky thing since anything you say will be used against you.

Our team at FBD Law is here to help you with your defense and represent you in court.


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