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APD releases Duke City Case Files: Episode 2

The Albuquerque Police Department has release the second episode of the Duke City Case Files, a video series highlighting homicide investigations.

July 8, 2021

The Albuquerque Police Department has release the second episode of the Duke City Case Files, a video series highlighting homicide investigations.

Episode 2 features the homicide of Christopher Andrews. Andrews was found inside his home on September 20, 2017, on the 2700 block of Monk Court N.W. Andrews died from a gunshot wound. There were no signs of forced entry into the home, and a casing was left behind that came from a firearm belonging to Andrews, however police did not locate the gun inside the home.

“He liked to talk, loved to read, he had a real appetite for learning,” said Diane Andrews. “We are incredibly thankful for this opportunity, because as you can imagine this is four years ago now… no one ever wants to get that call from a policeman, it just feels like a movie, the shock, and feeling as though this can’t be happening to our family.”

Christopher Andrews also owned a blue Subaru sedan and multiple neighbors reported seeing someone driving his car within a couple days of him being discovered. The car was located but at this time investigators are trying to determine who that person was.

“These investigations are important, they’re important for Christopher, but he’s passed on now, and at this point, we’re working for the family of Christopher and those that knew him,” said Deputy Commander Kyle Hartsock. “No one deserves to die in this way, no matter what they were doing, and we want to find the answers to what happened.”

If anyone has tips about this case, they are encouraged to contact APD’s Homicide Unit at (505)-924-6096, or tips can be left anonymously with Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers at (505)-843-STOP, or on their website, p3tips.com/531.

‘Duke City Case Files’ features unsolved homicides, successful solved cases, and investigative tools being used to advance cases. The videos are uploaded to APD’s social media platforms at the beginning of each month, and we encourage you to share them with your viewers to help garner leads. 

You can find the link the latest episode here

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].