Albuquerque homeowner shoots, kills suspected burglar

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man who was allegedly trying to break into his home around 1 a.m. Monday in southwest Albuquerque.

Tanner Tixier of the Albuquerque Police Department said when officers arrived at the home on Santa Fe SW, they found a man who appeared to be dead with a knife near his body.

The homeowner told police he confronted the suspected burglar and after a struggle, the homeowner shot him.

Albuquerque police have identified the suspect as Willie L. Amador.

Police said the homeowner is not expected to face charges, and his name is not being released.

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