Authorities Searching For Suspect After Tuesday Murder in Albert Lea

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a murder suspect in a shooting in Albert Lea Tuesday Afternoon.

Deputies were called to an address on 160th St just before 3:30pm, for a report of a man who had been shot with a firearm.  Emergency responders arrived on scene and attempted life saving measures, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect has been identified as 22 year old Ben Vidal Moreno.  Police say Moreno and the victim were known to each other and the two men had “issues between” them.  The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Moreno left the home in his pickup truck moments after the shooting, according to the Sheriff’s office.  His vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-150 four door pickup with license plate EUZ057.  His location is unknown.

Investigators say they’re not certain Moreno is armed, but they assume he is carrying a weapon.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who sees Moreno’s vehicle to immediately contact police and to avoid approaching the vehicle.