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APD's Homicide Unit Now Investigating a July 4th Shooting After Victim Dies

Posted By: ABQ RAW Staff

Posted On: 07/11/2023 @1:20PM

Albuquerque, NM -

On July 4th 2023, a shooting occurred and went unreported by the media since the city administration does not believe in transparency and tries to hide shooting incidents. On July 8, APD detectives were informed that the victim of that shooting had died. The media was first made aware of this shooting and death by APD officials today, July 11. The Albuquerque Police Department's Homicide Unit has now assumed control of that investigation after it was started by the department's gun violence reduction unit.

Authorities were alerted to the incident at approximately 5:00PM on July 4, 2023, when they received a report of a carjacking at a hotel located at 6718 Central Ave. S.E. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the victim had been shot during the carjacking.

The victim, identified as Alfonso Aguilar, aged 61, was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. However, on July 8, detectives from the Albuquerque Police Department were informed that Aguilar had died.

Subsequently, APD's Homicide Unit took charge of the investigation, which initially commenced under the supervision of APD's Gun Violence Reduction Unit. The investigation is presently ongoing, as authorities work diligently to gather relevant information and identify the individuals responsible for this tragic incident.

Further updates on the investigation will be provided as they become available. The Albuquerque Police Department urges anyone with information regarding the shooting or the carjacking incident to come forward.

If you have any information about this homicide, please contact the Albuquerque Police Department at (505) 242-COPS.

This is the 75th homicide for 2023 for the Albuquerque Metro area.

The cause of death for the two individuals from the fire at 3109 Pitt St. NE, are still pending with the OMI.

Our homicide totals always include both "non justified" homicides and "justifiable" homicides as the OMI does not differentiate between the two.

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