Police seek suspect in deadly home invasion from last month

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Police in Albuquerque are looking for a 41-year-old man suspected in a home invasion that resulted in the death of his burglary partner.

Police say Ramon Varela of Albuquerque was with 20-year-old Raymond Sanchez when the two broke into a couple’s home on Jan. 21.

The homeowner fired his gun at the intruders to scare them off, fatally shooting Sanchez, whose body was found outside the home.

Varela fled.

Police believe Sanchez worked on renovations at the home the pair broke into, learning the layout and the valuable items. Sanchez had a gun in his back pocket when police found his body.

Varela is facing aggravated battery and conspiracy charges.

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