ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in an Albuquerque homicide three months ago now is in custody.
Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials say gunfire was exchanged Wednesday with the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Alex Trinidad Gallegos.
Authorities say Gallegos was wounded and tried to break into four houses in a northwest Albuquerque neighborhood. He was found hiding in the closet of one home after sheriff’s deputies followed a trail of blood.
Deputies had joined Albuquerque police and Homeland Security agents in the search for the suspect wanted in the May 10 kidnapping and killing of 41-year-old Sergio Bickham.
Police say Bickham was found dead in a tunnel near Interstate 40.
KOB-TV says one man was arrested in the case in June and confessed to being part of Bickham’s kidnapping, but not the homicide.