Police arrest suspect for shooting in SW Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police are investigating a shooting in southwest Albuquerque as a justifiable homicide.

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, Albuquerque police officers arrived at a shots-fired call in a neighborhood just north of Arenal, between Coors and Unser.

According to APD, officers found two males injured in front of the home. They were taken to the hospital for treatment.

One victim died as a result of gunshot wounds. He was identified as 17-year-old Santiago Garcia.

The second victim was injured by gunfire and is currently in stable condition.

UPDATE (1/16/2024): Police arrested 17-year-old LeRoy Hernandez for this shooting. Hernandez faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy, attempted murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for an alleged gunfight between him and Garcia that left Garcia dead.

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