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APD searching for suspect in Thursday homicide

June 10, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – APD detectives are searching for Christopher Wade who is charged with the murder Thursday at a Northeast Heights apartment.


Wade, 31, is accused of shooting Dustin Banteah, 43, with a sawed-off shotgun during a fight at the Sun Plaza Apartments, located at 4400 Montgomery Blvd. N.E.


According to witnesses, Wade and Banteah were fighting in an apartment, which moved outside after neighbors attempted to intervene. Wade allegedly shot Banteah with the shotgun he was carrying. Wade fled the scene in his vehicle.


Anyone with knowledge of the shooting or where Wade can be found can contact 505-242-COPS.