ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One person is dead after an early morning shooting. Authorities released the information about the incident on Saturday. 

According to Albuquerque Police Department, officers were called to the area near Alvarado Drive SE and Zuni Road SE around 4:30 a.m. for a shooting.

One person was found dead, and the Homicide Unit took over the case.

Authorities stated they learned that a business owner shot the person. That person was suspected of breaking into the business with burglary tools.

The owner is claiming self-defense, and now it is being investigated as a ‘justifiable homicide.’