Police Investigates Two Separate Suspected Homicides in Albuquerque

Two people lost their lives in separate suspected homicides in Albuquerque. The event took place on Tuesday morning, August 3rd. According to a news report, the deaths put the city closer to the highest number of homicides it’s had in one year.

The report disclosed that the Albuquerque Police Department detectives started investigating the homicide within two hours. The police found one man dead in a vehicle downtown and the other shot and killed in a motel near Interstate 25. APD Spokesman, Gilbert Gallegos, said that at about 4 a.m., they received a call to the area near Gold and Seventh SW about a man “down and out” in a car.

Gallegos said that the responding officers tried to render aid, but the man succumbed to his wounds at the scene. The spokesman did not state how the victim sustained his injuries. Two hours later, around 6 a.m., a second call came from Motel 6 on Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, near I-35, for a shooting. The caller said a man was dead in the second-floor room.

When officers got to the scene, they found the victim with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Gallegos did not identify the victims or whether they have suspects in either case. However, he made it clear the two deaths were unrelated. The spokesman added that the death might turn out not to be homicides. Still, detectives will make a final determination once they have the reports from the Office of the Medical Investigator. Both suspected homicides in Albuquerque are still under investigation.

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Source: https://www.abqjournal.com/2415878/apd-investigating-pair-of-apparent-homicides-tuesday.html

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