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BCSO names robbery suspect killed by Dairy Queen worker

Updated: 08/29/2014 6:12 PM | Created: 08/29/2014 1:28 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com and Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

ALBUQUERQUE -- The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department released the identity of the 26-year-old suspect killed during an attempted robbery at a Dairy Queen on Thursday night.

Abran Gallegos was shot multiple times by an employee at the South Valley restaurant, according to BCSO. Gallegos reportedly demanded money from an employee when another worker opened fire on him.

BCSO says Gallegos has an extensive criminal history that includes a 2009 car theft arrest, battery on a peace officer and several probation violation charges.

The Dairy Queen is a longtime neighborhood attraction for families, and was shuttered all day Friday.

Across the road at Lollie's Restaurant, customers talked quietly about the shooting, and Lollie herself said she is deeply worried about her community.

"People are wanting to carry a gun or keeping a gun in their house or their business," she said. "It's sad and scary, but that's the reality. My most concern of everything are the people across the street that went through this."

A man at Lollie's said the community was shaken up after the shooting.

"They're going to have to go through a lot of healing, and I think our whole community is," the man said. "This is not the norm that people assume for our community in the South Valley…it's just not."

Abran Gallegos, 26.
Deputies said a Dairy Queen worker shot and killed a robbery suspect Thursday night.

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