Police: 2 teens arrested in fatal New Mexico shooting

March 2, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two teens have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting at a park in southwest Albuquerque.

Officer Simon Drobik said Friday the two 15-year-olds were booked into the juvenile detention center on an open count of murder in the death of 25-year-old Larry Desantiago.

Police responded to the shooting at Tower Park just before 5 p.m. Thursday and found Desantiago shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The two suspects were taken into custody and questioned after they tried to flee from the scene. Detectives also found a gun in the area.

Police have not released any details about what led to the shooting.

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