By ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER
PUBLISHED: 5 March 2016
Army veteran Tyler Lackey, 24, had just returned from duty in Afghanistan
On Friday he was shot and killed while taking money out of an ATM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after dinner with a friend
Police arrested suspects Matthew Chavez, 25, and Veronica Trimble, 22, on Friday
Army veteran Tyler Louis Lackey, 24, (pictured) was killed on this after being shot while taking money out of an Albuquerque, New Mexico, ATM
Two suspects wanted in the shooting of a 24-year-old Army veteran in Albuquerque, New Mexico last month were arrested in Oklahoma on Friday.
Matthew Chavez, 25, and Veronica Trimble, 22, are accused of gunning down Tyler Louis Lackey at a Wells Fargo ATM where he stopped to get cash after having dinner with a friend on February 5. Police have said that Chavez was trying to rob Lackey and that Lackey pulled out his own gun after Chavez pulled out his and fired five shots.
Police were told that the suspects, who were identified on February 15, booked a hotel room in Oklahoma. They later arrested the duo at Winstar Casino in Love County, according to KOB. Chavez is also wanted for robbing a store in Ardmore on Friday.
Tyler Lackey's brother Scott told reporters on Friday night that he is pleased the suspects were apprehended.
'I'd like to say that I love my brother. I'd also like to thank APD detective Acata, Wells Fargo for offering a reward and everyone who came together to help find them. The people of Albuquerque have been incredibly supportive. The men and women of Tyler's unit, the 67th and the 82nd, we're incredibly supportive,' he said.
Police say that Lackey tried to detain his attacker before he was fatally shot.
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