Police: Deadly shooting likely result of domestic dispute | KOB 4

Police: Deadly shooting likely result of domestic dispute

Marian Camacho and Joy Wang
March 09, 2018 08:41 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque Police believe a deadly early morning shooting was not the result of a home invasion, but rather a domestic dispute.


Homicide detectives determined the shooter and the person who was killed knew each other, but the specifics on the relationship between the two have not been released. 

Police were called out to shots fired at an apartment complex near Tramway and Copper about 5:19 a.m. Friday. They say there was likely an altercation that led to the shooting.

The victim died on scene.

"I was doing laundry early this morning and we heard the gunshots," said apartment complex resident Krystal Ocanas. "Then we heard cops driving through."

Ocanas said this is the second time she's heard the sound of gunfire at her apartment complex. 

"The first shooting we saw a couple of cars going back-and-forth, communication going between a couple cars," she said. "I don't know if things escalated, if they fought, what the fight was over. But then gunshots happened, cars drove out (and) we heard kids screaming and yelling."

In that incident, Ocanas said, she found a 19-year-old bleeding in the street; ZaiKevin Abe survived, unlike the victim of the latest incident at the complex. 

Police say no one is in custody, but they did detain three individuals for questioning. 

"It wasn't a random invasion or anything for the public to be concerned that someone came into this complex randomly," said Gilbert Gallegos, communications director for APD. 

But the situation has caused enough concern for Ocana, a mother, to make some major changes. 

"I have a 10-year-old. I have a 14-year-old. I have a 6-year-old," she said. "I move their beds away from the windows just for the simple fact – I don't want that shooting close to my home."

In that initial incident where Abe was shot, a suspect was arrested. Sebastian Garcia is currently on a no-bond hold and faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon or causing great bodily harm, and tampering with evidence.


Marian Camacho and Joy Wang

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