Suspect arrested for fatal shooting in Corrales
CORRALES, N.M. — A suspect is behind bars as he faces charges for allegedly shooting and killing a woman last week outside of a home in Corrales.
Sandoval County officials confirmed that 55-year-old Charles “Chuck” Kauffmann is behind bars. He was reportedly found in northwest Albuquerque.
Kauffmann is accused of shooting and killing a woman at the home on Los Arboles Verde Road.
When officers responded last week, they found the woman lifeless with multiple gunshot wounds. They identified her as 29-year-old Elizabeth Barela More, of Albuquerque.
Police say Kauffmann was staying with Barela at the time. Investigators stated in a criminal complaint that a dispute over the car may have led to the shooting.
Kauffmann faces charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.