Several suspects at large after shooting and killing man

Posted at: 06/22/2013 8:03 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4 and Staff

Several men, who police say shot and killed a man in his home, are on the run.

Police do not know what led to the shooting last night and many people who knew the victim, Peter Ruffing, have many questions as to why he was shot and killed Friday night.

One resident, who wanted to remain anonymous and lives on the same street as Ruffing, described what he heard Friday night.

“It was like pop pop. Just like that, “says the neighbor.

Police say Friday night; a group of people walked into Ruffing’s home and shot him.

The neighbor was outside in his front yard when he heard two shots.

“He struggled back into his house and fell inside his house is what I understand, “says the neighbor.

Residents say Ruffing was shot in the stomach.

Police say Ruffing died on the way to UNM hospital.

It is not clear if there was anyone else in the home with Ruffing, but witnesses say he had a family.

“I just feel sorry for his daughter and son that I think are in Oklahoma,” the neighbor added.

The victim’s community is searching for answers and is worried the suspects could come back.

Witnesses told police the suspects were driving a white Ford Crown Victoria.