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APD charges man for September 2022 murder in SE Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – APD’s Homicide Unit charged Frank Gene Madrid, Jr., for the September 2022 murder of Jeffrey Campbell.


Madrid, 48, is accused of fatally shooting Campbell, who was 47 at the time of his death, at 12:45 a.m. in the street in front of 244 Española St., N.E.


Detectives learned through investigation that Madrid, who went by the nickname of “Benzo,” had been in a dispute with Campbell over narcotics. Madrid accused Campbell of stealing 200 Fentanyl pills from him.


Detectives later learned that Madrid was arrested in Las Vegas, NM, on a federal probation violation warrant. They attempted to interview Madrid, who was not cooperative, and executed a search warrant on Madrid’s white Cadillac SUV that was believed to have been used during the homicide. Four firearms, ammunition, drugs and a cell phone were recovered from the vehicle.


APD’s Digital Intelligence analysts located social media belonging to Madrid and text messages indicating Madrid shot someone three times. Detectives used APD’s ShotSpotter system to determine three shots were fired at the time and location of the homicide. Analysts also determined Madrid’s phone was at the location of the shooting when the shooting occurred.


Detectives also learned Madrid paid a women with crack cocaine shortly after the shooting to go to the scene and report back if rescue units were responding.


Madrid is charged with an open count of murder, four counts of felon in possession of a weapon, tampering with evidence, and receiving a stolen firearm.