APD: Woman found fatally shot inside vehicle in northeast Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police have identified the woman found shot to death in an Albuquerque apartment complex as 29-year-old Brandi Rael. Rael was fatally shot inside of a vehicle early in the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18.

The Albuquerque Police Department reports around 6:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Copper Ridge Apartments on Tramway Blvd. near Copper Ave. regarding a call that a passerby discovered a female in a vehicle who appeared to have been shot.


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Police state that officers arrived at the scene to find the female inside the vehicle who had died from her injuries before officers had arrived. The department is investigating the incident as a homicide.

The woman’s family tells KRQE News 13 that Rael was a mother of two young girls. They say Rael knew someone who lived in the apartment complex.

APD has not yet made an arrest in the case.

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