Friday night crash turns into homicide investigation

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police are investigating a Friday night crash as a possible road rage incident. During the investigation of the initial crash, officers discovered the driver of one of the vehicles had been shot during the incident. Officials say detectives were then called out to investigate the incident as a homicide.


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Officials say officers in the Foothills Area Command responded to the crash involving a white Mercedes sedan Friday just before 8 p.m. near Montgomery Boulevard and Morris Street. The driver of the Mercedes, now identified as 20-year-old Kevin Lerma-Hernandez, had suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Witnesses say there were gunshots in the area and an argument between the driver of the Mercedes and an occupant of another vehicle at the time of the gunshots. The investigation is ongoing.

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