Albuquerque police: Suspect in 2 fatal shootings is arrested
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say a man wanted in connection with the fatal shootings of two people at a gas station is in custody.
They say 32-year-old James Alex Chavez was booked Saturday into the Bernalillo County Metro Detention Center on suspicion of two counts of murder.
It was unclear Sunday if Chavez has a lawyer yet.
According to a criminal complaint, Chavez tried to barter with the employees at a convenience store on Jan. 14 because he didn’t have money.
When they asked him to leave, police say Chavez allegedly shot 24-year-old James Ronquillo and 27-year-old Jesus Lopez.
Police say Lopez died at the scene and Ronquillo later died at a hospital from his injuries.
They say Chavez also had outstanding arrest warrants for drug possession and stolen vehicle charges.