Search continues for suspects who gunned down man in his driveway

Steve Gerecke
Steve Gerecke

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is still hunting for the killers of a popular bartender gunned down in his driveway. Steve Gerecke, 59, was found dead early Friday morning in the Foothills.

Police say Gerecke confronted a group that was breaking into cars, and that’s when they believe he was murdered.

Authorities say the crooks have been breaking into cars that have garage door opener and using those devices to get into people’s homes.

Gerecke worked as a bartender at Spectator’s Sports Bar & Grill for 25 years.

Police say they have been working the case nonstop to identify the killers, but do not have suspect descriptions to release at this time.  They ask anyone in the public with information to come forward. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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