ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department has arrested 32-year-old Thomas Clark Jr. in connection to a shooting Thursday morning that left three people dead.

APD says officers were investigating a crash near Rhode Island St. and Zuni Rd. when they heard multiple gunshots nearby. Officers responded to the scene where they found two people dead from gunshot wounds and one person injured. The injured victim was taken to the hospital and later died there.

The victims have been identified as 31-year old Jonathan McGaughy, 35-year-old Genea Oliver and 40-year-old Randy Lovett. Police detained Clark, who was on the roof of a nearby building. He eventually confessed to shooting all three people. Clark told police he killed them because he was afraid they were going to kill him over rumors that he was stealing items.

Clark was booked into MDC and is facing three open counts of murder, along with other charges.