Court documents say suspect was high on meth before deadly I-40 shooting
July 16, 2019 05:14 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A man has turned himself in to police for the shooting death of a man on I-40. It happened early Monday morning on the Eastbound I-40 on-ramp to I-25.
Police found a man inside the vehicle dead from apparent gunshot wounds and closed off the on-ramp for hours while they investigated.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspect, Donald Duquette, showed up to a police station crying Monday night and turned himself in.
Duquette reportedly told police he was high on meth and marijuana and thought someone was coming to "kidnap his friends and sell them into slavery for heroin."
Duquette armed himself with "four handguns, ammunition and a bullet-proof vest," the complaint says.
He told officers he saw a "Ford Ranger with a small emblem on the driver's side door" and thought someone in that truck was shooting at him.
Police say that's when he fired at the truck, killing the man inside. The emblem on the side was a PG Enterprise logo and police say there was no gun found in the victim's truck.
A friend of the victim, who has not been identified, said she worked with him at PG Enterprise, a company that specializes in asphalt, granite and concrete.
"He was like the happiest person ever," Pamelove Powell said.
Updated: July 16, 2019 05:14 PM
Created: July 16, 2019 08:12 AM
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