Teen wanted for shooting pellet gun at moving semi | KOB 4

Teen wanted for shooting pellet gun at moving semi

J.R. Oppenheim
April 17, 2018 10:12 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico State Police officers say they are searching for a suspect seen on video shooting at a moving semi-truck from another moving vehicle.


The video, captured from inside the vehicle, passing a semi-truck on the highway. The camera pans to toward the truck driver when rounds from the pellet gun pop off, shattering the driver-side window on the truck.

NMSP learned about the video on Jan. 18 and later discovered the shooting occurred days earlier on eastbound I-40 near Unser Boulevard in Albuquerque, but they could not immediately determine who shot the pellet gun.

On Tuesday, NMSP identified the suspect as 18-year-old Koby Alan Garcia of Seama, a Grants High School student with relatives in Roswell. NMSP also posted the video on Twitter Tuesday night.

Officer Ray Wilson said it took an extensive investigation in order to name a suspect, but Garcia may have committed similar crimes in the past. Police have an active warrant out for Garcia's arrest for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and criminal damage to property.

Wilson said Garcia has been known to drive an off-white 2004 Mitsubishi Galant with license plate number JTH 022 and a Texas Tech emblem on the trunk. If you have any information, call NMSP in Grants at (505) 287-4377 or email Capt. Eric Schum at eric.schum@state.nm.us


J.R. Oppenheim

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