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APD charges robbery suspect with killing massage parlor worker

APD homicide detectives have charged a man who allegedly tried to rob a massage business on Monday, and ended up in a shoot-out with a woman who worked there.

Tues. Jan. 25, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE -- APD homicide detectives have charged a man who allegedly tried to rob a massage business on Monday, and ended up in a shoot-out with a woman who worked there.

Video surveillance from Wonderful Massage, located at 5716 Menaul Blvd. N.E., shows Jorge Rivera-Ramirez, 18, enter the business at 8:32 p.m. and pay a woman. The woman, later identified as Sihui Fang, 45, is later seen with a gun pointed at her head as she was forced to open the front door and let another man inside.

Fang attempted to run out of the business, but was dragged back inside and down a hallway by her hair.

Through investigation, detectives determined that Fang and Rivera-Ramirez shot several rounds at each other. Fang died at the scene and Rivera-Ramirez called 911 and requested medical assistance for several gunshot wounds.

The second man fled the business.

Homicide detectives also learned that APD robbery detectives have been investigating a string of armed robberies in the Albuquerque involving two men who were robbery massage parlors. That investigation is continuing.

APD has advocates for victims of violent crimes, including domestic violence and sex crimes. Victims, including family of homicide victims, can call 505-924-6028 to reach one of the advocates. Victim advocates can also be reached by email: [email protected].