Person of interest in northwest Albuquerque double homicide in custody | KOB 4

Person of interest in northwest Albuquerque double homicide in custody

Casey Torres, Kassi Nelson
December 09, 2018 04:41 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police have taken into custody a 'person of interest' related to the double homicide that took place at 6205 Sweetwater NW.


According to Officer Simon Drobik, Richard Ross, 39, will need to be thoroughly interviewed. He was found in Oklahoma with the victim's vehicle and other items of evidentiary value. Ross has an active warrant for violating probation by cutting off his ankle monitor. 

Ross was  seen on surveillance footage at a Smiths in Edgewood. He was seen driving a silver Hyundai Tuscon. The vehicle Ross is believed to be driving is bearing a turquoise NM license plate NNT866.

KOB spoke to neighbors in the northwest Albuquerque area and they say it was the second time police surrounded the same house.

In April 2017, 65-year-old John Embry barricaded himself inside the home. According to a criminal complaint, he threatened to kill his wife.

He was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery against a household member. The neighbor said last year, the entire street was blocked off.

Another criminal complaint from late September stated that officers were called out to the house for a domestic disturbance.

Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 for updates. 


Casey Torres, Kassi Nelson

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