Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Police: Beggar Shoots Woman.(Final)

Byline: Katie Burford Journal Staff Writer

No Alms Offered, She's Shot in Leg

Albuquerque police say a panhandler shot a woman in the leg Monday afternoon after she refused to give him money.

A woman in her mid-30s was outside getting gas at a Northeast Heights convenience store with her son, who is about 9, when a man approached her SUV and asked for money.

"He said, 'Can I have $20?' She said, 'No,' and he shot her," Albuquerque Police Sgt. Ray Atencio said.

The panhandler, later identified as Frank Madrid, 28, fled the scene on foot. He headed east on Osuna but was intercepted by a Good Samaritan nearby.

"He saw the guy and tackled him," Atencio said. …

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