Police investigate after man found dead in northeast Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Police are investigating after a man was found dead in northeast Albuquerque.

APD says around 4:30 Saturday morning, police were called out to the area of Juan Tabo and Menaul in reference to a shots fired call. When officers arrived on scene they say they found a deceased male.

Police say four people have been taken into custody for questioning.

The identity of the deceased male has not yet been released.

The homicide rate in Albuquerque this year has surpassed the highest on record which was 70 in 1996.

This homicide brings the number to 72.

The number of homicides last year was 61 in 2016 and 42 in 2015.

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