2 arrested in Las Vegas killing, related fire
Posted at: 05/20/2013 10:54 AM
| Updated at: 05/20/2013 10:56 AM
By: The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - Two Las Vegas men sought in a homicide and related fire in the northern New Mexico city have been arrested in Albuquerque.
According to the Las Vegas Optic, 31-year-old Jose E. Montoya and 30-year-old Gary Esquibel were taken into custody Sunday in connection with Las Vegas police's investigation of the killing Saturday.
Las Vegas police say Angel Arroyo was fatally shot during an argument in an apartment rented by Esquibel. Firefighters discovered Arroyo's body.
According to police, the apartment was set afire in an attempt to cover up the killing.
Montoya was charged with murder, aggravated arson and other crimes, while Esquibel was charged with arson, tampering with evidence and other crimes.
It wasn't immediately known whether Montoya and Esquibel have attorneys.
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