Albuquerque man accused of shooting, killing girlfriend

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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.