Police examine a double homicide Friday Evening time in Northwest Albuquerque. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)
Police arrested A particular person suspected of fatally capturing two people Friday Evening time over a neighbor dispute at an house complicated on Albuquerque’s West Facet.
John Paul Ballejos, 30, is charged with two counts every of homicide and tampering with proof Inside the deaths of Daniel Humphrey, 31, and Humphrey’s aunt Sonia Tenorio, 46.
John Ballejos (MDC)
Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque Police Division spokesman, said detectives are additionally investigating whether or not Ballejos was involved Inside the Might 31 double homicide of his uncle Hesiquio Cordova, 44, and Cordova’s girlfriend Virginia Serna, 46.
He said after Friday’s capturing, Ballejos was found On the Barelas house of his uncle Inside the 900 block of Eighth SW, the place Cordova and Serna have been killed months earlier.
Gallegos said SWAT officers responded to The house and satisfied Ballejos To surrender. He said Ballejos was taken to a hospital to be dealt with for wounds he suffered in a fall earlier than the arrest and Shall be booked into the Metropolitan Prison.
Gallegos Did not say why detectives thought Ballejos was related to the double homicide of Cordova and Serna, however courtroom data current Cordova filed a restraining order in 2020 as quickly as extrast Ballejos, alleging that he threatened to kill the couple when he was dwelling with them.
Court data current Ballejos has been arrested for battery, auto theft and aggravated battery as quickly as extrast a peace officer. He was sentenced to probation in 2017 however had it revoked within months after testing constructive for methamphetamine.
Friday’s capturing was the second time in Decrease than Each week that A particular person and woman have been fatally shot Inside The metropolis. On Aug. 28, police responded round 5:20 a.m. to a capturing Inside the 9200 block of Marron Circle NE, shut to Lomas and Eubank. Police found Nicole Amaya, 33, and Bernabe Jurado, 49, lifeless from gunshot wounds.
Friday Evening time’s capturing launched the Quantity of homicides examined by the Albuquerque Police Division this yr to 89. By this time in 2021, there had been 81.
Detectives think about The latest incident stemmed from a neighbor dispute.
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Based mostly on an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Metropolitan Court:
Police responded round 9:10 p.m. to reviews of gunfire at an house complicated Inside the 560 block of 59th NW, shut to Coors and Fortuna. Officers found Humphrey and Tenorio lifeless inside an house that was Suffering from bullet casings.
Police found the door to Humphrey’s sister’s bed room had been shot at and kicked in however she wasn’t house.
Surveillance video confirmed A particular person in a hooded sweatshirt shoot Humphrey twice Inside The prime On The doorway to the house, stroll inside and depart quickly after.
The sister tprevious police The particular person Inside the video was her upstairs neighbor, Ballejos. She said she rejected Ballejos when he tried So far her and, on July 11, Ballejos shot a bullet by way of the ceiling of her bed room.
The sister said she reported the incident to police and the house supervisor and, In consequence, Ballejos was being evicted. Police found the car Ballejos drove was registered to Cordova and went to Cordova’s earlier tackle Looking for Ballejos.
Detectives noticed Ballejos parked outdoors The house Saturday morning and surveilled him as he drove to Tingley Bevery and again to The house, the place he was finally arrested.
Police located pretty A pair of reviews relating to Ballejos since 2016, collectively with 4 separate incidents when Serna, Cordova and Ballejos’ ex-girlfriend tprevious police he threatened to kill them or completely different Relations.
In February 2020, a decide granted a restraining order filed by Cordova as quickly as extrast Ballejos when he was dwelling Together with his uncle and Serna, in accordance to courtroom data.
In the movement for the restraining order, Cordova wrote that Ballejos would use medicine and when requested To assist with chores, would Discover your self to be violent, telling Serna, “simply wait Virginia.” Cordova wrote Inside the movement that Ballejos’s conduct grew erratic and he would converse to Individuals who have beenn’t there however refused To hunt assist when confronted by relations.
Cordova wrote Ballejos “continuously reminds us that he has homicideed somebody earlier than and acquired away w/self protection, and that he Will not be afraid to kill us.” Cordova wrote he lets Ballejos stay with him out of respect for The emovements of Cordova’s 83-yr-previous father.
“But I Not want him in or round my house as He is manipulative and dangerous,” Cordova wrote. “I work exhausting and really feel he drains anyone who assists him. It Should sprime So as that he may Discover your self to be accountable.”
In November 2020, in accordance to police, Serna reported Ballejos had “killed somebody Prior to now and evaded prosecution” and tprevious her “he was not afraid to do it as quickly as extra.”
Then, on Might 31, police responded round 10:30 p.m. to Cordova’s house after somebody referred to as 911 and reported thOn their mom and father had been shot, in accordance to police.
Officers found Cordova and Serna lifeless Contained in the house from a number of gunshot wounds.