APD releases episode 9 of Duke City Case Files

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque Police Department has released its 9th episode of the Duke City Case Files, a video series created to help garner tips in unsolved homicides.

The latest episode features the 2020 homicide of Jeremy Stueck, 34, who was shot and killed in the area of 224 Charleston Street N.E. on September 1, 2020.

Officers were in the area working an operation when the ShotSpotter call came out and responded to the area. Stueck, father to a young son, was found on the sidewalk having suffered several gunshot wounds.

“He loved baseball, from toddler, all the way up. He loved to play it… he was a jokester. He’s very, very missed,” said Jeremy’s mother, April Stueck. “It’s been a struggle since he’s been gone and I don’t hate the person, but I think, they did the crime, they need to do the time.”

Surveillance video was captured of the shooting which remains a key piece of evidence in the case, showing a male walk up to Jeremy and what appears to be no conversation or altercation, and the male shoots Stueck and walks away. A red in color Dodge Charger or Chevy Camaro was described to detectives as a vehicle seen fleeing the area.

“When the Albuquerque Police Department detectives respond to a violent crime, they become vested. They become vested in learning about the person that they were prior to their violent death,” said Sgt. Sarah Kastendieck of the Criminal Investigations Division. “There’s obviously going to be closure for the family but it also makes a statement that, we’re not going to give up, that we don’t give up, until we find the person responsible for taking this person’s life.”

The new episode, released June 3, can be viewed here.

A new case is featured and released at the beginning of each month.  The videos can be found on APD’s social media platforms including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and X.

Anyone with information on this case or any other featured, can report anonymously to the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers at (505)-843-STOP or p3tips.com/531.