APD: Crash, shooting investigated as suicide | KOB 4

APD: Crash, shooting investigated as suicide

Patrick Hayes
September 10, 2019 03:29 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– Albuquerque police believe a person who crash his SUV into a building at the intersection of Central and Walter Sunday morning died by suicide.


Law enforcement officials initially thought it was a fatal motor vehicle accident, but evidence showed that the driver sustained a gunshot wound to the head. After initially classifying the investigation as a homicide, police said Tuesday that evidence shows the incident was consistent with a suicide. 

Cody Aiken was eating brunch at a nearby restaurant when he heard the sound of the crash.

"I was just enjoy a nice meal and all of a sudden we heard what we thought were people crashing through the tables, but when we looked over we had actually seen a car go airborne after hitting the curb and then take a nose dive into the building," Aiken said.

According to police, the driver of the SUV was driving at a high rate of speed before crashing. 

The male driver has not been identified.


Patrick Hayes

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