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Detectives investigating in-custody death

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE – The Multi-Agency Task Force is responding to the scene of an in-custody death in Northeast Albuquerque.


Officers responded shortly before 3 a.m. today to a report of an adult male who was attempting suicide at a residence located in the 800 block of La Veta Dr., N.E. As officers arrived, they reported the man stabbed himself, causing life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died as a result of his wounds.


The incident is being treated as an in-custody death that will be investigated by the Multi-Agency Task Force.


Media can stage at the Smith’s parking lot, located at Lomas Blvd. and San Pedro Dr., N.E.