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Police: Man opens fire in apartment with kids inside

Kassi Nelson
November 24, 2017 05:29 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A terrifying situation ensued for several people earlier this week after police say a man fired his gun in an apartment with small children inside.


That man, Kevin Caldwell, now faces child abuse charges.

Twana Lee has lived in her apartment off of Columbia Drive in southeast Albuquerque for nearly a year. She said it's quiet for the most part, at least until Wednesday when she woke up to gunfire. Lee said it came from a neighboring building.

“It was pretty loud,” she said. “I mean it was right there. And then hearing the echoing, it's pretty bad.”

The criminal complaint states Caldwell was at an apartment smoking Spice, a synthetic marijuana. When a dispute broke out, Caldwell reportedly pulled out his gun and began to fire.

Others inside the apartment hurried to lock themselves in a bedroom. The criminal complaint says that group of people included an 8-year-old and a 2-year old. Their mother told police they were terrified.

Lee said she heard four or five shots, and she also has small children.

“[It’s] scary because you never know if there's going to a flying bullet that goes in your house and hitting one of us or the kids,” she said. “It's really scary.”

Caldwell appeared in court Friday. A judge ordered his release and placed him under pretrial supervision. While no one was injured in the shooting, he's still facing child abuse charges.

Lee said the whole situation is enough for her and her family to want to pack up their things.

“I want to move as soon as we can, hopefully after the holidays,” she said.


Kassi Nelson

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