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APD investigating assault of teen-ager

Thursday, March 16, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE – APD detectives are investigating a disturbing assault on a teen-age victim that occurred during the overnight hours of March 12, 2023.

APD officers initially responded to a report of a missing teen-ager early on March 13. The teen reportedly left a home in the Northeast Heights with a friend and other teens. The two friends were separated and one was taken to a park and severely beaten. The injured teen was driven back to the home in the Northeast Heights. The teen who was reported missing was dropped off in the Southeast Heights.

Detectives initiated an investigation and gathered evidence of the incident. During the course of their investigation, detectives discovered several social media posts about the beating, and additional posts that identify possible offenders. Detectives are working with social media companies to remove the posts, which could lead to further violence. Anyone with knowledge or evidence to call police at 505-242-COPS.