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APD investigating Tuesday shooting as justifiable homicide

Justifiable Homicide
December 20, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE – APD detectives are investigating Tuesday’s fatal shooting in the San Jose neighborhood as a possible justifiable homicide.

Officers were dispatched Tuesday shortly after 8:30 p.m. to the area of 455 Alamo Ave SE. to investigate a call about a suspicious person in the area. Officers located a deceased male in the street.

Detectives determined through a preliminary investigation that the deceased male was shot in the area of 440 Salazar Ct., S.E. Detectives learned that the shooter, identified as a caretaker for elderly residents at the home, noticed a possible intruder enter the back yard of the home. The caretaker fired a weapon, which struck the man in the yard.

Detectives are investigating the shooting as a possible case of self-defense. The investigation is on-going.