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Police: Albuquerque home invasion victim shot and killed armed assailant

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Albuquerque police say the victim of a home invasion shot and killed one of the assailants.

Police say two or possibly three armed suspects broke into a home Friday morning in northeast Albuquerque that was occupied by two people.

According to police, one of the victims fatally shot one of the suspects.

Police are not identifying the victim for their safety.

The identity of the deceased suspect is unknown pending an autopsy.

However, Officer Tanner Tixier says it appears the victim and the suspect knew each other and traded gunfire with handguns.

Officers are looking for a white pickup truck with white stickers in the center and top left corner of its back window.

Tixier says a male was seen jumping into the passenger side of the truck.

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