ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are investigating a fatal shooting in southeast Albuquerque on Tuesday morning. The Albuquerque Police Department reports officers responded to the scene at the Casa Bella Apartments around 6 a.m. in reference to a male who was shot.
When officers arrived at the scene they found two deceased individuals. Police later identified the individuals as 32-year-old Reginald Hodges and 36-year-old Renaldo Rodriquez.
According to police, both individuals mutually engaged in assaulting each other. They say Hodges stabbed Rodriquez as Rodriquez shot at Hodges within the same assault.
A witness says one of the victim’s bodies was left for hours before police were notified. Police say they believe the shooting happened after a fight broke out at a party.
“I think that it’s important to note that we do not feel that there is a danger to the public, but that we may have key players in custody and are interviewing them,” said APD Chief Harold Medina.