Albuquerque man arrested who shot and killed suspected intruder

Wilkins appeared on Friday before a judge charged with a deadly heavy battery gun.

According to the criminal complaint, Wilkins first spotted the man in his side courtyard before shooting him in the driveway.

He told his roommate that the man “attacked and kicked him”.

Wilkins may have acted in self-defense, but defense attorney Ahmad Assed says the law is clear on this.

“You can’t just use self-defense to protect property,” he said. “It is very clear that you must be that your life or that of someone else is threatened by the intruder’s aggression.”

The criminal complaint did not provide all of the details, but Albuquerque police eventually arrested Wilkins.

The public prosecutor’s office has filed an application for pre-trial detention.

The man who was shot was bleeding in the street with a gunshot wound to his chest.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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