Police investigate after man found dead in front of northeast Albuquerque motel

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a homicide at Motel 6 Thursday morning. APD reports around 1 a.m. officers arrived at the motel in response to an unresponsive subject.

Police say officers at the scene found a male in front of the motel who was unconscious and nonresponsive. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

According to authorities, witnesses told officers they had seen the victim in an altercation with an unknown subject earlier in the night. Based on evidence at the scene, police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

Early Thursday police closed University Boulevard in both directions south of I-25 between Indian School Road and the Pan American Frontage Road. This area has since reopened.

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