Homicide 140 Caused by Man Beating Another Man with a Tree Branch
Keith Bird, homicide suspect
SE Albuquerque -
On Monday night neighbors on the 2800 block of Central could hear and see a physical altercation happening. The witnesses say a Native American man was beating another man with a tree branch in an alley way.
Officers were dispatched to the scene to find a deceased male.
According to a criminal complaint, later in the evening the suspect Keith Bird called 911 from a Walgreens down the street. Bird said he felt threatened by a bigger guy and was unsure if the guy needed medical attention.
The complaint goes on to say Bird started fighting with his friend and struck him over ten times with a branch and also his fists.
Bird has a criminal record dating back to 1997 ranging from assaults to criminal trespassing.
This is Albuquerque's 140th homicide of the year.