ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – City officials held a news conference Sunday to provide an update on the ongoing investigation into four murders of Muslim men in Albuquerque. Friday night, the fourth killing of a Muslim man since November happened in the area of Grand and Truman NE. The victim was ambushed and shot – just like the other three victims. APD has launched an online portal where people can submit anonymous tips relating to the murders.
Police say they are going to be ramping up patrols near mosques and Muslim-affiliated schools. They say these men are being targeted because of their race or religion. “We have members of our Muslim community who are afraid to participate in everyday activities. They should never be afraid to do things like shopping, things like praying, things like going to school,” Mayor Tim Keller said. The city is offering assistance to anyone in the Muslim community who may be afraid to leave their home. You can contact 311 and they will bring groceries or hot meals.
During Sunday’s news conference, APD released information on a vehicle of interest. They asked if anyone in the community has any information related to any of these murders, they are asked to contact Albuquerque Crime Stoppers at505-843-STOP or the Albuquerque Police Department. The public can submit video/photos related to the case here: https://albuquerquepdnm.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/abq_homicide_tips.