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    man on bike gunned down

    ALBUQUERQUE -- There was a sudden eruption of violence in the heart of downtown Albuquerque in broad daylight on Tuesday. A man on his bike was gunned down and then robbed by another person as he lay bleeding outside the convention center.
    Albuquerque Police say the victim was riding his bike along 1st Street near Tijeras just before 2 p.m.. Police say a turquoise colored compact car pulled up, someone got out and shot the man on the bike.

    The shooter then got back in the car and left.

    The bicyclist, who may have been shot more than once, was lying in the street when someone else walked up and stole his bike.

    "Some people are saying that a lot of people who are homeless are known to hang out in this area,” says APD Trish Hoffman. “But we don't know if that's who it was, we haven't been able to confirm that by talking with him yet."

    Police have not released the man's identity and have not yet had a chance to speak to him because he was rushed to the hospital.

    Apparently no one got the car's license plate, but the man who pulled the trigger is described as being in his 20’s with a dark complexion.

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    The key is... what is the background of the cyclist? Innocent victim or rival gang member?

    Just because his vehicle was a bike... doesn't meant squat.

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    I got threatened by a fellow cyclist a couple of weeks ago. I was flying down a one way street when this goof with hip length dreads is doing slow "S's" across two lanes, not paying attention to anything. I am trying to ride past him on the left and he does a turn and heads right in front of me. I say "whoa, whoa, whoa" and he moves over and I go past. Two blocks later I am stopped at a light, it turns green and he comes up to me and asks "You got a problem?" I say no and keep going, but he keeps riding alongside, telling me what he's going to do to me.

    I park my bike and tell him to bring it on. He sees that I am not a fat guy on a bike like he thought I was but a life long gym rat and all of a sudden he doesn't want to get physical with me but promises to "...put a bullet in me". He threatened to return the next day and shoot me. I told him where to find me, but I've only seen him one time since (while I was driving).

    Bad guys ride bikes too.

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    I see those idiots all the time....i worry about them more crashing into me than anything else.
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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    I think I need a bit more info before I can really care.

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    Bikes dont kill people, Charelton Heston does. (did?) If you do a seach on bicycle in the news, you'd find a that a number of crimes commited on bikes. In this case someone in a car shot the cyclist. Sounds like something outa "cops". I never have problems of this sort. But it could happen. Find any crack layin around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgilmore
    I got threatened by a fellow cyclist

    promises to "...put a bullet in me". He threatened to return the next day and shoot me.
    That's a great argument for having a camera phone. Taking his picture and reporting the assault (or just having his picture in case something happens) would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgilmore
    I got threatened by a fellow cyclist a couple of weeks ago. I was flying down a one way street when this goof with hip length dreads is doing slow "S's" across two lanes, not paying attention to anything. I am trying to ride past him on the left and he does a turn and heads right in front of me. I say "whoa, whoa, whoa" and he moves over and I go past. Two blocks later I am stopped at a light, it turns green and he comes up to me and asks "You got a problem?" I say no and keep going, but he keeps riding alongside, telling me what he's going to do to me.

    I park my bike and tell him to bring it on. He sees that I am not a fat guy on a bike like he thought I was but a life long gym rat and all of a sudden he doesn't want to get physical with me but promises to "...put a bullet in me". He threatened to return the next day and shoot me. I told him where to find me, but I've only seen him one time since (while I was driving).

    Bad guys ride bikes too.
    Should have grabbed those dreads while he was riding and put him down, that would have been funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slagjumper
    Bikes dont kill people, Charelton Heston does. (did?) If you do a seach on bicycle in the news, you'd find a that a number of crimes commited on bikes. In this case someone in a car shot the cyclist. Sounds like something outa "cops". I never have problems of this sort. But it could happen. Find any crack layin around?
    What does Charlton Heston have to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doglhunt
    What does Charlton Heston have to do with this?
    He brought the commandments down from the mountain.
    Just Peddlin' Around

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    Quote Originally Posted by kf5nd

    Just because his vehicle was a bike... doesn't meant squat.
    does if he was one of those types that go around yelling and getting agro towards cars, could be a case of someones' mouth writing a check that their behind couldn't cash...


    i say this a week after watching 2 cars go at it while stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. i watched as these "tough listening to hip hop suburban types" exchanging words with a couple of not so "suburban from the hood types" for a couple miles before i stopped, giving them extra room, just as one of the hood types got out of their car, walked to the trunk. i guess the suburban types must of thought he was changing cds in a trunk mounted cd player, cause they sat right there and waited for this cat to open up...
    Smoke all you want too, we'll grow more...

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