KOB Web Staff
Updated: March 20, 2020 06:16 AM
Created: March 19, 2020 07:22 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police have arrested the 19-year-old accused of shooting and killing his 13-year-old cousin in northeast Albuquerque.
Police were called to the 300 block of Rhode Island Street NE, near Copper and Wyoming, Thursday afternoon. That's where they found the 13-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, the boy was sitting on a couch when his cousin, Anthony Padilla, walked out of a bedroom with a shotgun he had just bought. Witnesses said Padilla was "joking around" when he pointed the gun at his cousin and pulled the trigger — thinking it wasn't loaded — and shot his cousin in the chest.
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