Police searching for suspect in Albuquerque motel murder

Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police are looking for a man they say murdered another man at an Albuquerque motel.

Last month, officers were called to the Motel 76 on Candelaria near I-25 where they found the body of 21-year-old Leroy Garcia.

Investigators say Garcia and 32-year-old Robert Sanchez got into a fist fight when Garcia accused Sanchez of stealing his gun. Police say Sanchez shot Garcia and took off.

They say Sanchez is homeless and is considered armed and dangerous.


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