Albuquerque man accused of shooting, killing girlfriend
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque police say they’ve charged a man for shooting and killing his girlfriend over Saturday night.
Police say the shooting happened in southeast Albuquerque outside Carlos Gonzalez’s apartment on Louisiana Boulevard.
Authorities say Gonzalez is facing a murder charge for killing his 18-year-old girlfriend — Areli Rodriguez. They say he claims the shooting was an accident.
Gonzales reportedly walked out of his apartment with his gun in a “firing position,” and some people tried to wrestle the gun away, fearing for their lives.
Police say he then fired the gun during the struggle.
Gonzalez is charged with second-degree murder. His case will go to a grand jury Friday.
He is also accused of shooting a second victim, who survived his injuries.