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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.


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. 


Joshua Panas

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