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Albuquerque massage parlor employee killed in violent shoot-out

By Maggie Krajewski

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    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (KOAT) — Albuquerque police have named the man they say killed a female employee at a massage parlor during an attempted robbery.

Officials say surveillance video showed 18-year-old Jorge Rivera-Ramirez walk into Wonderful Massage at 5716 Menaul Boulevard NE just after 8 p.m. Monday.

The video shows the man pay a woman later identified as 45-year-old Sihui Fang. Later in the video you see Fang with a gun pointed at her head as she is forced to open the front door to let another man inside.

You see Fang attempt to run from the business but is dragged back inside and dragged down a hallway by her hair.

Through investigation, detectives learned that Fang and Rivera-Ramirez got into a shoot-out and shot several rounds at each other.

Fang was killed in the shooting and died at the scene.

Rivera-Ramirez called 911 requesting medical assistance.

The second man seen earlier in the video fled the scene, officials say.

Albuquerque police say robbery detectives had been investigating a string of armed robberies in Albuquerque involving two men, robbing massage parlors.

Rivera-Ramirez was arrested and charged in Fang’s death.

This is APD’s ninth homicide of 2022.

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