Investigation underway after body found on NW Albuquerque sidewalk

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police homicide detectives are currently investigating the death of a man they found lying on a sidewalk in the northwest part of town Monday. Officers responded to calls of a body lying on the sidewalk near Fifth Street and Bellrose Avenue around 5:45 p.m.

Officials say when officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot and had died from his injuries. Around the same time, an employee of Tobacco Town on Fourth Street called police dispatch to report a man had recently tried to rob the store. The employee said they shot the man as he ran out of the store.

The investigation is ongoing.

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