Man Murdered in Broad Daylight Near Central and Tramway

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 07/21/2023 @ 2:45PM

APD Crime Scene Specialists comb the street for evidence near the scene of Albuquerque’s latest homicide.

Albuquerque, NM

On Friday, July 21, 2023, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers responded to a report of a homicide at the entrance to the Icon Cinema and Sprouts mall, located at 13120 Central Ave SE.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, approximately 25-30 years old, dead on the sidewalk. On scene we observed that the victim had a backpack next to their body and appeared to have a gunshot wound to his chest.


The investigation is ongoing. APD homicide detectives are asking anyone with information about this homicide to contact them at 505-242-COPS (2677) or Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP (7867). You can also submit an anonymous tip online at or you can submit a tip anonymously at

For the Albuquerque Metro area, this is the 84th homicide for 2023.

Our homicide totals always include both “non justified” homicides and “justifiable”(self defense) homicides. We report exactly as the OMI since they do not differentiate between the two. The police and the courts will ultimately decide if the killing was a crime. But the medical examiner determines the cause of death.

More information will be provided when and if it becomes available.


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