APD arrests suspect who confessed to Dec. 3 homicide

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – APD detectives arrested and charged a man who admitted to a Dec. 3 homicide in northeast Albuquerque.

Stephen Parker, 42, was charged with an open count of murder after admitting he shot Tory Burdex with two different guns Friday.

Earlier in the day, Parker engaged in an argument with Burdex and another man, where Parker said he felt disrespected by Burdex while arguing over drugs.

Recently, Parker agreed to plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 364 days of probation.

Parker was scheduled for a probation meeting Tuesday. He was apprehended for a probation violation and agreed to talk to detectives about the shooting.

According to APD, the shooting occurred at 146 Wisconsin Street, near Wyoming and Central. Officers received a call at around 5:23 p.m. Dec. 3 and responded to the scene shortly thereafter, where they found Burdex who appeared to be fatally wounded.

By KOB 4’s count, this is the 105th homicide investigation APD has conducted this year. That homicide total does not include a state police investigation into a double homicide or BCSO investigations at Albuquerque addresses.