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APD arrests man for fatally stabbing co-worker

Homicide Arrest
January 26, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE – APD homicide detectives arrested Ethan Sheppard and charged him for fatally stabbing his co-worker during a fight at Golden Pride restaurant.

Both Sheppard, 37, and the victim, an adult male, were working today at the Golden Pride, located at 1830 Lomas Blvd., N.E., when the stabbing took place around 1:45 p.m.

Detectives determined that Sheppard pulled a knife from his pocket and entered a room at the restaurant where the victim was finishing his work. Surveillance video showed Sheppard appear to lunge at the victim and start a confrontation. The restaurant manager heard Sheppard call the victim a snitch.

The manager said he tried to separate Sheppard and the victim and saw the victim bleeding from the neck. The victim eventually fell to the floor. Officers and rescue personnel arrived at the restaurant and transported the victim to the hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.

Officers located Sheppard in his car across the street from the restaurant. He was detained and later declined to speak to homicide detectives. He was arrested and charged with an open count of murder.