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Police arrest man previously released after July shooting

KOB.com Web Staff
September 23, 2018 12:12 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police say they have arrested an 18-year-old in an east Albuquerque shooting that sent a victim to the hospital with serious injuries. 

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Mariano Gallegos shot the victim at a home near San Mateo and Central Thursday evening. The victim left the scene in his car, winding up in the parking lot of a nearby McDonald's, where a bystander called 911.

According to court documents, Gallegos was out of jail and awaiting trial for a different shooting from July. On Sunday, a representative from the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office said they had asked a judge to hold Gallegos after that shooting, "as he clearly represents a danger to our community."

"Now, within weeks of his release, Gallegos has escalated his level of violence shooting a second victim twice, leaving him clinging to life in a local hospital," said Michael Patrick, communications director for the DA's office. 

Patrick added that Gallegos was released partially due to a lack of criminal history prior to the July shooting. 

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