NM Police Corruption Series: The Murder of Kaitlyn Arquette

On July 16, 1989, 18-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico resident Kaitlyn Arquette was shot to death in her car. The police called it a random drive-by shooting, but there was nothing random about it. Kaitlyn was targeted.

On that deadly night, Kaitlyn stopped by her parent’s house around 6:00 pm on her way to the home of new friend, Sharon Smith, who ran a snow cone business in front of Pier One Imports where Kaitlyn worked.¬†Sharon had invited Kaitlyn over for dinner and gave her directions on how to get to Sharon’s home.

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