Suspects identified in deadly northeast Albuquerque park shooting


Sandia Vista Park shooting.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating two suspects connected to a murder at a northeast Albuquerque park.

Albuquerque police have issued arrest warrants for 20-year-old Ja Juan Bennet and 17-year-old Luis Ayala. Officers believe they’re connected to the murder of Donnie Brandon.

Brandon was shot and killed on Saturday near Sandia Vista Park near Juan Tabo and I-40 after police say he attempted to buy a gun. Paramedics tried to save Brandon but he died at the scene.

Police have arrested another suspect involved, 18-year-old Armando Rodriguez.

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