Updated: 08/12/2014 5:21 PM |
Created: 08/12/2014 4:06 PM
By: Blair Miller, KOB.com and Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Albuquerque police confirm Marcos Delgado, the suspect in a quadruple shooting last Friday, killed himself Tuesday morning after a short foot chase with officers in northwest Albuquerque.
Around 11:30 p.m. Monday, police say they got a tip that Delgado was in a white Ford Explorer somewhere in the area of 12th and Candelaria and dispatched officers to the scene.
Officers reported seeing Delgado exit the vehicle they had been tipped off about. As they approached him, police said Delgado started shooting at them with a high-powered rifle.
Delgado then ran from police through yards in the neighborhood, but was followed by the APD's Air 1. Officers soon found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near 11th and Bellrose Avenue NW.
"I heard a gunshot and it woke me up," said a neighbor who didn't want to be identified. "I tried to look out the door and I saw a flash of another gunshot. I just hit the deck and was hoping they weren't shooting at me."
Police say Delgado shot himself with a handgun he was carrying in addition to the rifle.
"I'd just saw his head down, facing the floor, and then just blood," said Keshawn Thomas, who found Delgado's body in the street outside his home.
Thomas said that at first he wasn't sure who it was, or what happened. Police hadn't yet arrived.
"My dad started asking him if he was ok," said Thomas. "So we just stayed back and waited for the cops until they showed up."
Two people in the vehicle with Delgado tried to flee the scene, but police pulled them over after a short chase. The two have been identified as 34-year-old Rafael Reza and 52-year-old Josephine Bailey.
Both have been arrested and will be charged with harboring a fugitive, according to police.
According to APD spokesman Tanner Tixier, no officers fired their weapons or were hurt in the incident.
Last Friday, authorities said Delgado shot four women outside of an auto detailing shop on Vassar Drive in northeast Albuquerque. Delgado's ex-girlfriend, Anna Vigil, died from her injuries.
One of the other three victims has been released from the hospital and will continue her recovery privately, an APD spokeswoman said Saturday. The conditions of the two other victims have not been released at this time, but they were listed in stable condition on Friday.