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Police: Man shot, killed near UNM

Joshua Panas
September 21, 2019 07:11 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A man was shot and killed near the University of New Mexico, police said.

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The incident happened just before 8 p.m. on Central near Yale.

A worker at a nearby Papa John's said he saw two people arguing before shots were fired.

"There was a man who was putting a woman into a chokehold around her neck, so this guy came to intervene," said the Papa John's worker. "The guy pulls out a gun shoots him in the chest."

The Papa John's employee said that the man who tried to intervene was shot.

Khalil Akkad, another witness who works in a nearby restaurant, said he saw the whole thing unfold.

"We heard sirens and everything and so we stepped out and found a body laying by the bus stop next to the restaurant here," Akkad said. "To see him right there is really a shocking experience. I mean you hear about somebody getting shot, somebody getting killed elsewhere. It's sad, but to see it right there, I mean it has an affect on you. It will last for maybe a lifetime."

An Alert from UNM said the suspect was seen running from the area. He is described as a Hispanic male with long, curly hair. The alert said he was wearing an orange shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call the Albuquerque Police Department. 

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