ALBUQUERQUE — Preliminary information indicates an armed person attempting to rob a Subway restaurant in Albuquerque early Tuesday was fatally shot by an employee, the Albuquerque Police Department said.

No additional information was released about the dead person.

Department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said officers were dispatched to the restaurant at about 5:20 a.m. in response to a report of an attempted armed robbery and a shooting.

Homicide detectives planned to interview employees and search the business, Gallegos said in a statement.

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Kirk Holmes

If the investigation yields the employee was justified and yet Subway reprimands or terminates this employee, they can place their foot long where the sun doesn’t shine.

Khal Spencer


Khal Spencer

Sure sounds like a justifiable homicide, but that's based on the preliminary story in the Journal, i.e., that the robber was armed and attempted an armed robbery.

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