APD bookends holiday weekend with separate homicide investigations
March 19, 2018 07:33 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It was a busy holiday weekend for Albuquerque police, between arresting a few dozen DWI drivers, conducting a pair of separate homicide investigations and searching for a wanted individual.
On Friday, police discovered a victim who died in an apparent shooting incident at a West Side apartment complex. APD officials say they have not arrested anyone, but witnesses told them a man was seen taking pictures of the lifeless body before officers arrived.
Police also said a light-colored Ford Excursion with Chihuahua license plates was spotted leaving the area around the time of the incident.
On Saturday evening, police set up a perimeter and instituted a shelter-in-place protocol for residents in the area of Lomas and Tramway after officers say they engaged in a foot pursuit with a wanted man. Officials said that man – who has not been identified and has yet to be caught – has been involved in multiple SWAT situations and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police also closed a stretch of Menaul Boulevard in northeast Albuquerque Sunday morning after a body with "massive trauma" was discovered in the area. One person of interest is being questioned, police say, and the victim has not yet been identified.
Updated: March 19, 2018 07:33 AM
Created: March 18, 2018 04:32 PM
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