Police arrest suspect in 7-11 murder

Demetrius Wright
Demetrius Wright

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –  Police now have the man they say shot and killed someone outside a 7-11 on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s an arrest that closes the book on a violent weekend.

Of the four homicides in Albuquerque last weekend, this was the only one where police didn’t have someone in custody.

Now 35-year-old Demetrius Wright is behind bars and charged with murdering 36-year-old Lawrence Chapman near the 7-11 on San Mateo and Kathryn.

According to the criminal complaint, detectives were able to identify Wright after talking to a man whom they had identified as a person of interest in the case. That man said he was with the victim on Super Bowl Sunday when the victim decided to buy meth from Wright and that Wright shot the victim after he complained about the weight of the bag.

In court today, the judge said he was a danger to the community and set his bond at $500,000, cash or surety.

Police didn’t have trouble finding Wright once he was identified.Metropolitan Detention Center records show Wright had already been arrested earlier Friday after police found him in a stolen vehicle.

Wright already had a warrant out for his arrest on drug charges. He also has pending armed robbery charges.

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