Albuquerque police release name of victim in suspicious death
Posted at: 08/31/2012 11:17 AM
| Updated at: 08/31/2012 9:40 PM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Homicide investigators were on-scene since early Friday at a home in southeast Albuquerque, near Gibson and Interstate 25.
Police identified the victim as Kenneth King.
Neighbors told KOB Eyewitness News 4 King was well-liked in the area.
"Kenneth, the person that I've ever known was a very sweet person, humble, laugh a lot, joke a lot," Beverly Edwards, who is a close family friend, said.
She and others added King did not deserve to die.
"That's not the person that I know," Edwards said. "I would have never guessed that something like this happened to him."
But what exactly did happen to King - who neighbors said has lived in the same home at Spence and University for more than 40 years - is what investigators are piecing together.
"I just heard somebody got shot, somebody did, killed," another neighbor said.
Police are calling the death suspicious, but not releasing any details about how King may have been killed.
Neighbors said they heard gun shots late Thursday night, which some said, was not particularly alarming.
"Things like this happen all the time around here," another neighbor, who knew King said. "It shouldn't, but it does."
Friday morning a family member called police after finding King dead in his home, where neighbors said, King took care of his elderly parents.
"He was a good guy, he took care of his family, that's all he was about was his family," Sam Smith, who was a friend of King's, said. "It's tragic, very tragic."
Police are not naming anyone who is being questioned in the case but add, this is believed to be an isolated incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact APD.