Shooting at a party in Albuquerque leaves 1 man dead

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Albuquerque Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead at a party.

The shooting happened around 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning near Central and Girard.

Police say the shooting was sparked after an argument over the party game “beer pong.”

The victim, 22-year-old Angel Santana Martinez was shot. Martinez was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Chris Jaramillo lives right next door and says his roommates saw it all happen.

“Gunshots had went off, after taking a look at what was happening, they saw more people running across the street, another gunshot went off, and then from there, they just lay low.”

This isn’t the first time someone has been killed over a game of beer pong in New Mexico. Esias Madrid was charged with shooting and killing an 18-year old in Late December last year. Then on New Year’s Even a few days later, police say Nathan Ware and two others killed one man and critically hurt another after a fight over that drinking game.

Jaramillo says this is typically a quiet neighborhood and that he can’t believe this morning’s chaos was all because of beer pong.

“That’s just…shouldn’t be, over beer pong tournament? really?”

The shooting is still under investigation at this time.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact 242-COPS or Crime Stoppers. 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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