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Man shot, killed in downtown Albuquerque

Marian Camacho & Brittany Costello
August 06, 2018 05:38 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque Police say one man is dead following a shooting in the area of 7th and Central in Downtown Albuquerque Sunday night.


When officers arrived on scene around 10 p.m., they located a man, near a vehicle, with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

“We're not sure if it happened inside the vehicle or out but that will be part of the investigation,” said Simon Drobik, Public Information Officer for the Albuquerque Police Department.

Detectives conducted several interviews, sealed a vehicle and found several bullet casings at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Gerard Fraire.

APD is encouraging any witnesses or bystanders to come forward.

“What we're looking for is the social media because we know that there were a lot of people downtown at the time and unfortunately people are posting social media videos without contacting us which could be crucial evidence,” said Drobik.

Police have not named any suspects.

This is the city's 47th homicide for 2018.

Many people who live and work downtown say something needs to be done to address growing crime. 

“Generally as soon as the nightlife starts to happen, its catch 22, you have the nice people that are just looking to have a good time and then you people that are disrespectful and very, very vulgar,” said Joshua Dunn, a man who works in the downtown area.


Marian Camacho & Brittany Costello

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