APD files charges in multiple homicide cases

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police recently filed charges in three different homicide cases.

On Friday, police charged Xavier Marquez, 22, with a June 2021 murder at a Travelodge hotel just south of Coors and I-40.

Marquez allegedly confronted Daniel Bustos, 34, in the hotel parking lot. The confrontation ended when police say Marquez fired 14 gunshots toward Bustos and shot him once in the leg.

Bustos was taken to Lovelace Hospital downtown, then died en route to UNMH.

Marquez faces charges of murder, tampering with evidence and shooting at an occupied building.

In February, he pled guilty to shooting a dog and killing their owner in a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood in September 2021.

Police charged Frank Madrid Jr., 48, with fatally shooting Jeffrey Campbell, 47, northeast of Louisiana and Central in September 2022.

Authorities arrested Madrid on a federal probation violation warrant in Las Vegas, N.M.

During the arrest, detectives say they found the Cadillac SUV used during the homicide. They also allegedly found four firearms, ammo, drugs and a cell phone inside.

Investigators say Madrid shot Campbell three times after claiming Campbell stole 200 Fentanyl pills from him.

Police charged Madrid with murder, four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, tampering with evidence and receiving a stolen firearm.

Elena Ornelas, 26, faces charges for the January murder of a woman at a southeast Albuquerque apartment complex.

Witnesses told police Sadie Hill, 24, threatened to kill Ornelas. Then, they say Ornelas fatally shot Hill.

Ornelas also faces charges for shooting a woman in the shoulder in late December. Police are still looking for her.