Battery victim dies from injuries

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says it is investigating a homicide following a battery that took place about seven days ago. Authorities report APD officers were dispatched to Presbyterian Hospital on Friday, April 30 regarding the incident that started out as a battery on April 22.


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Officials reported on Monday the victim’s condition deteriorated over the course of the week and he died from his wounds over the weekend. The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Shawn Nelson. The circumstances of Nelson’s death are still under investigation.

No additional information has been released at this time. It is unclear if there is a suspect in the incident.

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