1 killed in smoke shop shooting

1 killed in smoke shop shooting

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police are investigating what happened in a deadly shooting Sunday afternoon at smoke shop in northeast Albuquerque.

It happened around 1 p.m. at the Oasis Smoke Shop and Hookah Lounge near Menaul and Wyoming.

Police say they got a call for a robbery in progress. Once on scene, they found one man dead.

They’re still not saying how he died or who he was, but sources told KRQE News 13 he was the robber and that the clerk shot and killed him.

On Sunday, a former employee told KRQE News 13 she’s not surprised to hear of the robbery. She says the place has been hit before.

“There was a robbery a couple weeks before I had actually quit,” said Taylor Sadler. “Someone threw a rock at the window. It was a burglary, 3 o’clock in the morning. Someone had actually stole a bunch of things.”

Two people were taken downtown for questioning, but have since been released.

Police told KRQE News 13 they would release the identity of the person who was shot and killed Monday.

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