Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Police Hold Suspect In Car-Crush Death.(Final)

Byline: Katie Burford Journal Staff Writer

A 32-year-old man is being held in connection with a homicide this month, police say.

Gustavo Azcuenaga, of Rio Rancho, is charged with killing 23-year-old Michael Gonzales. Gonzales' body was found May 4 in a parking lot near Fourth and Woodland NW. Autopsy results show he was beaten and run over, an arrest warrant affidavit states.

Police say that earlier in the night there was a party at a home in the area. During the party, which Azcuenaga attended, a fight broke out in the parking lot between Gonzales and several males. After the fight, some of the males fled and Gonzales remained on the ground.

Witnesses told police it was then that Azcuenaga ran him over and fled the scene. …

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