New Mexico

Albuquerque police: Man found dead after shooting 3 people

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A man suspected of shooting three people Monday night has been found dead, Albuquerque police said.

Authorities identified the suspect as 30-year-old Waid Anthony Melton. 

Police said he shot three people at a Ben E. Keith Foods warehouse. They're all in critical condition, according to officials.

Investigators said he ran away after the shooting, prompting an hours-long search that ended early Tuesday morning.

Investigators haven't said how Melton died, but revealed he was found near his vehicle in Placitas, New Mexico, which is just a few miles north of Albuquerque. 

Authorities said they will have a news conference Tuesday with more information on the shooting.

 

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