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APD investigation updates

APD Investigation Updates


May 2, 2022


ALBUQUERQUE -- APD released the following investigative updates to three homicide investigations:


2900. Tahiti N.E.

On May 1, 2022 at approximately 10:40p.m., APD Dispatch received reports of a traffic accident with injuries at the intersection of Tahiti and Morenci NE. Officers responded to the area and located a vehicle which had crashed into a light pole. Officers and neighbors began rendering aid for the individual, while doing so, officers and medical personnel discovered the male suffered a gunshot wound.


APD's Homicide Unit requests anyone that may have information about this incident to contact 242-COPS and a detective will follow up with them. 


8901 Jefferson St N.E.

On May 1, 2022, around 4:00 a.m. officers were called to a stabbing incident. A female was knocking on the door of a neighbor, asking for police to be called. The female said she stabbed her boyfriend after the boyfriend attempted to stab her. Upon arrival, officers found a male deceased inside the female's apartment from an apparent stabbing. The female was transported to UNMH for injuries.


Upon further investigation, Michelle Morgan, 40, has been charged with an Second Degree Murder and she was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.


800 Avenida Cesar Chavez (3/28/2022):

On March 28th, 2022, officers were dispatched to a ShotSpotter call at 800 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE. Upon arrival officers observed one vehicle that had wrecked into a pole. At least one subject in the vehicle was struck by gunfire stemming from a road rage incident. This individual was transported to the hospital.  


This weekend, the victim in this case died from complications associated to the wounds suffered in the shooting. Homicide detectives are now actively investigating this case. 


The public can help law enforcement stop crime and solve open cases in our community. If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP (7867), or call APD’s non-emergency number at 505-242-COPS (2677).


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].