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Police still looking for suspect vehicle in fatal Edgewood shooting

J.R. Oppenheim
February 14, 2018 05:23 PM

EDGEWOOD, N.M. – After initially believing they located the suspect vehicle in last weekend's fatal shooting in Edgewood, New Mexico State Police say the truck they found was not connected.

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NMSP tweeted around 10 a.m. Wednesday they located the white pickup truck they sought as part of their investigation into the death of Michael Pelkey. Police say an armed gunman shot and killed the 62-year-old gas station attendant during an attempted robbery at a Smith's fueling station on Feb. 11.

"Edgewood update, the suspect vehicle has been located," NMSP said in its initial Wednesday tweet. "This remains an open/active investigation, no further information is available currently as to not jeopardize the efforts of the investigators. When possible it will be released."

However, NMSP sent a second tweet around 1:10 p.m., saying they tracked the truck down but investigators learned it was not the suspect's vehicle.

"INVESTIGATION UPDATE: the white pickup, originally believed to be the suspect vehicle, was located. Through further investigation agents have determined this vehicle was not involved in the crime," NMSP wrote in its updated tweet. "We thank the public for their help. This investigation remains on going [sic]."

The suspect is described as a bandana-wearing man in his early-to-mid 20s standing somewhere between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot.

State police are also searching for a white sedan whose owner could have witnessed the shooting.

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