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Suspect, 17, Arrested in Shooting a Letter Carrier to Death

Updated On 25 Apr, 2019 Published On

A suspect of age 17 was arrested on Wednesday, April 24, in connection with the shooting death of a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, Jose Hernandez, on Monday afternoon, New Mexico authorities have confirmed.

Albuquerque Police took to Twitter Wednesday morning to confirm the arrest of the 17-year-old suspect.

The police department wrote,

Our detectives worked with the US Postal Inspection Service to locate and arrest the suspect accused of murdering a local letter carrier. Thank you to everyone who assisted.

Here's the tweet, check it out.

A spokesman for the police, Gilbert Gallegos, told the Albuquerque Journal that the arrest happened "without incident."

Further details about the arrest have not been available yet.

The name of the suspect is withholding because of his young age. A photo shown on a news television showed the young suspect smiling and holding a large handgun.

The letter carrier was fatally shot on Monday, April 22, when he intervened in a domestic dispute between the teen and his mother outside their home.

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