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Ex's new boyfriend may have been target of Delgado's shooting

Updated: 08/13/2014 7:33 PM | Created: 08/13/2014 5:44 PM
By: Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4

KOB is learning more about what triggered Marcos Delgado's deadly shooting rampage outside an Albuquerque business last Friday.

Court documents reveal his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend may have been the intended target.

According to a criminal complaint, Delgado and his ex-girlfriend, Anna Vigil, planned to register their son for school last Friday. But Delgado "just lost it" when he heard her new boyfriend in the background of a phone call.

Delgado sent Vigil two text messages just before the shooting. 

The first said: "you tell that (expletive) I'm going to go for him."

The other said: "u stupid (expletive) u answered your phone and I heard (him)."

Delgado opened fire at an auto detail shop on Vassar Drive just 23 minutes later, killing Vigil and wounding three other women.

According to court documents, Vigil's new boyfriend said she had just dropped him off. He was standing next to her car talking to her in the parking lot when Delgado pulled in, hit him with his car, and knocked him down.

"He heard the car accelerating behind him and gunshots being fired… he yelled for everyone to get down," according to the criminal complaint.

A witness caught Delgado's black Dodge Charger on dash cam video speeding away from the scene. Delgado ditched the car and went into hiding as the manhunt began.

Police said Delgado got help from Rafael Reza and Josephine Bailey. They admitted Delgado showed up at their house on Friday and told them he shot Anna.

Delgado said he didn't know he shot anyone else until he saw it on the news.

The search ended early Tuesday morning when cops cornered Delgado, Reza and Bailey in a white SUV. Police said Delgado got out, opened fire on detectives and ran off into the neighborhood.

"I was scared because he could have come into my yard and broken into my house," said neighbor Bonnie Maldonado. "I could have been in a hostage situation."

She looked outside and witnessed the moment police said Delgado shot himself in the middle of the street.       

"He dropped to his knees and then I heard another shot," said Maldonado. "He just completely collapsed, and then I called 911"

According to investigators, some of Delgado's friends were encouraging him to turn himself in but others said he should go out in a "blaze of glory."


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