ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A person was found shot in the middle of Montgomery Blvd. Sunday morning after reportedly attempting to steal tools. The Albuquerque Police Department reports that officers responded to reports of a shooting around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16 near Montgomery Blvd. and Morningside Dr.


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Officers at the scene discovered one individual who had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene. Initially, police reported that calls to 911 indicated there may have been a pedestrian struck by a car in the same area and that the two events were being treated as they were related to each other but authorities were unable to immediately confirm that information.

However, in a later update, police reported that the victim in the street was found to have a gunshot wound and investigators determined he was the victim of a shooting at a nearby dwelling. APD states that on Sunday, around 1:38 a.m., a man called 911 stating that a male was trying to steal tools from a business on Montgomery Blvd.

APD stated that the caller explained that he had fired shots and the man fled the scene. The man was later found in the middle of Montgomery Blvd. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities state that detectives are working with the District Attorney’s Office as the investigation continues.