Santa Fe police arrest 16-year-old murder suspect

SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe police arrested a male suspect for his alleged role in a murder last month in Ragle Park.

The 16-year-old was arrested and charged by police with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Police found him to be the prime suspect in the Aug. 10 murder of Samuel Cordero, who was found by police in Ragle Park with at least one gunshot wound. Cordero died at the scene.

Police obtained an arrest warrant and search warrants for two Santa Fe residences. One of the residences was an apartment near Rufina Street and Richards Avenue where police say the 16-year-old was found and taken into custody without incident Wednesday morning.

He was booked into the San Juan County Juvenile Services Center. The case remains under investigation by the Santa Fe Police Department.