One killed during attempted robbery; APD seeking three suspects

Brittany Costello
July 07, 2017 10:09 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police are still searching for three suspects involved in shooting and killing a man after an armed robbery in Southeast Albuquerque.


The incident happened near San Mateo Boulevard and Ross Avenue. APD said when they arrived on scene they discovered one individual had been robbed and another man was dead.

One witness who didn't want to be identified said he saw the whole thing unfold before his eyes. He saw a young man on a bicycle run inside Tia Betty Blue’s claiming his phone had been stolen.

“I noticed a silver car pull up with a couple individuals in there and they were brandishing a handgun,” said the man, who did not want to be identified.

Then just seconds later, he said, one shot was fired into Tia Betty Blue’s.

“Initially he was waving the handgun like this and saying MFer I’m going to shoot you, I’m going to kill you,” the witness said.

He heard the car take off, and then moments later more gunfire.

“He fired as he was driving down the street,” he said.

A second man was shot and killed along Ross Avenue.

Police believe there are three different offenders; all of them are still on the loose. The suspects are being described as the following:

  • a 25-year-old Indian male adult with long black hair in a ponytail
  • a Spanish male adult with dark skin and short dark hair
  • a white female adult with long blonde hair.

APD asks anyone with information to come forward.

Mobile users can click here to see the area of the reported shooting. 

KOB will update this story as it develops.


Brittany Costello

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