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Witnesses describe confrontation that led to JB White shooting

Ryan Laughlin
Updated: August 05, 2020 05:09 PM
Created: August 05, 2020 03:11 PM

SANTA FE, N.M.- Witnesses say multiple fights occurred at a party attended by JB White, who was shot and later died.

The host of the party told police the party was intended to be a "small get together" but people continued to show up. He added that his parents were not at the home because the house was being renovated.

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One witness said the incident between Estevan Montoya, 16, and White began when Montoya said something to White and White swung at Montoya.

Several witnesses said they saw Montoya pull a gun out of his waistband and shoot White. 

After Montoya fired the gun, police were told Montoya ran from the scene and left with friends.

He was located Saturday at a residence in Santa Fe, and taken into custody. Police said Montoya is a known gang member. 

Montoya faces several charges including murder.

White died after being taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. 


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