ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Interim Chief Harold Medina and leaders from the Albuquerque Police Department gave an update on recent homicides Thursday. According to APD, there have been 13 homicides this year.
The news conference comes after Albuquerque’s latest homicide which happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Officers were dispatched to the Jefferson Crossing Apartments in response to multiple people having been shot. Two women were pronounced dead at the scene and the third victim, a male, was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital where he is in stable condition.
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Of the 13 homicides, police say one of them is the result of a domestic dispute, and charges have been filed against the suspect in that case. Police say they believe the murder on January 9 at the La Quinta Hotel off I-25 and San Antonio was justifiable, and a third is being ruled a suicide.
APD says they have identified suspects related to six other cases. They say one more of these investigations could be considered justifiable, but detectives have not completed the investigation yet.
APD says there were eight homicides last year at the same time.