APD Academy cadet identified as murder victim

APD: 2 found dead inside NE Albuquerque apartment

Albuquerque police are investigating after two dead people were found dead at a northeast apartment complex Tuesday.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department identified Taylor Hagan, a cadet in the current APD police academy, as the victim in what appears to be a murder-suicide Tuesday.

Homicide detectives determined that Hagan, 32, was fatally shot by her husband, Briton Hagan, shortly after 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Olympus Encantada apartment complex. Briton Hagan then shot himself. He died at the scene.

APD Chief Harold Medina informed Hagan’s fellow cadets late Tuesday of her death. Her body was escorted by APD’s Honor Guard as she was transported to the Office of the Medical Investigator.

“Taylor was working hard to meet the challenges of becoming an APD officer,” Medina said. “She chose to serve the community as a police officer and keep the community safe. My sincere condolences go out to her family and loved ones on behalf of the entire APD family.”

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of police cadet Taylor Hagan and are keeping her loved ones and fellow cadets in our prayers,” Mayor Tim Keller said. “Domestic violence affects people from all walks of life and incidents can unfortunately increase during the holidays, so I urge everyone in our community to be on the look-out for warning signs of abuse.”

Local domestic violence resources can be found here.

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