Suspect arrested for attack caught on camera
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Earlier this week, a man was out on his morning walk when he was hit by a truck and shot at on a northeast Albuquerque street. The moment was caught on a neighbor’s surveillance camera.
“Maybe he was trying to rob me,” said Alfonso Gallegos. “I don’t know. Maybe he was trying to steal my phone, that seems a bit ridiculous and extreme to do that, but who knows.”
Police have now arrested a suspect for the attack.
According to a criminal complaint, the suspect, 19-year-old Concepcion Guilez, told detectives he and a friend wanted to steal a gun Gallegos was open carrying in his sweatpants.
Court documents show Guilez admitted to driving the truck – and claimed an unknown friend got out and tried to rob Gallegos, firing his gun in the process.
“He indicated he was with another individual who actually fired the weapon,” said APD Deputy Cmdr. Kyle Hartsock. “So far, we’re still looking for who that other individual might be and we’re also exploring the possibility there might not have been another individual – this might have just been him by himself, we don’t know, clearly. But we clearly believe he was involved. He’s admitted to being involved.”
Hartsock said Guilez is also under investigation in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Alexus Miller last March. She was shot and killed while riding in the backseat of a car in the area of Avenida Cesar Chavez and I-25.
Guilez has not been charged in connection to the homicide at this point. He is facing several other charges at this time, including armed robbery with a deadly weapon.