APD Releases Identity of 11-Year-Old Homicide Victim
Posted By: ABQ RAW Staff
Posted On: 09/08/2023 @12:15PM
UPDATE: 09/08/2023 @3:15PM (**SEE BELOW**)
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On Friday, September 8, 2023, the Albuquerque Police Department released the name of the eleven-year-old victim from Wednesday’s homicide at 1155 Avenida Cesar Chavez, S.E. The boy's name is Froylan** Villegas and according to APD, he was born in July 2012.
APD also disclosed that the female victim, who is reportedly the aunt of Froylan, was injured in the shooting, she sustained significant injuries, and her condition is currently considered unstable. As of this post, her identity has not been released.
On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the authorities released information about the suspect's vehicle involved in the incident. The vehicle in question is believed to be a newer model Dodge Durango SRT SUV. APD believes that the occupants of this vehicle are directly connected to the homicide that occurred near the intersection of Avenida Cesar Chavez and University Blvd on September 6, 2023. APD advises people that if they happen to see a vehicle matching this description, they should not approach the vehicle or its occupants.
At a press conference held today for a different topic, we asked APD for updates on this shooting. APD stated that no one is currently in custody, and when our reporter pressed to find out how many tips had been called in to police, Chief Medina declined to answer.
APD is asking that if you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers at (505) 843-STOP (7867). They are also asking people to not approach the vehicle or its occupants. or submit tips online at p3tips.com/531. Again, if you know anything, you can remain completely anonymous.
At 3:03PM, APD sent out at email that said:
The boy’s name does not have a “d.” The correct spelling is: Froylan Villegas.
The original email that we received at 12:10pm, with the victim's name misspelled as Froyland, came from APD's Civilian PIO Gilbert Gallegos.