Man, woman charged in Northeast ABQ homicide – Albuquerque Journal

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A woman and her boyfriend are charged Inside the lethal capturing of her ex-boyfriend final month at an apartmalest complicated in Northeast Albuquerque.

Derrik Bonner, 29, is charged with an open rely of homicide and aggravated housebreaking Inside the Aug. 7 demise of 60-yr-previous David Salazar. Maria Acosta, 44, is charged with aggravated housebreaking and conspiracy Inside the incident.

Rebecca Atkins, an Albuquerque police spokeswoman, said the SWAT group arrested Bonner on Friday “following A quick standoff with police.”

An arrest warrant has been issued for Acosta.

Based mostly on a felony grievance filed in Metropolitan Courtroom:

Police responded to the capturing round 6:30 a.m. On the Copper Ridge flats shut to Copper and Tramway. They found Salazar shot to demise inside his apartmalest and a single shotgun casing on The floor.

A woman who was with Salazar On the time tprevious police she heard loud banging and the entrance door was kicked open. She said she hid Inside the shutt however might see Acosta and two males, Definitely one of them with a shotgun, stroll into the apartmalest.

The woman tprevious police Salazar wrestled with Definitely one of them when there was a loud gunshot and the three left. She said she believed the dispute was over Salazar nonetheless having Acosta’s belongings As a Outcome of the couple broke up.

The woman tprevious police Acosta’s new boyfriend drove a automotive with a damaged entrance window that had pfinalic overlaying it. Surveillance video confirmed a woman and two males, collectively with a Black man with purple-dyed dreadlocks, get out of An identical automotive On the apartmalest earlier than the capturing.

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One other woman tprevious police Acosta, her boyfriend Bonner, a Black man with purple-dyed dreadlocks, and another man had kicked Inside the door to her apartmalest earlier that Evening time. She said Acosta was Looking for her belongings and tprevious her she was going to Salazar’s subsequent.

A detective searched The encircling apartmalest complicatedes till he found a automotive matching The outline of the one seen Inside the video. Police said A particular person becoming Bonner’s description was Engaged on the automotive and the license plate matched to visitors citations given to Bonner in June.