Albuquerque, NM – James Alex Chavez, 32, has been charged with two counts of homicide after an investigation right into a capturing incident at a 24-hour Circle Ok fuel station.
In keeping with the Albuquerque Journal, Chavez was loitering at a 24-hour Circle Ok fuel station and inflicting issues early within the morning of Jan. 14 when the assistant supervisor’s brother and a good friend dropped by the fuel station.
The 2 males had been serving to the shop supervisor escort Chavez off the property when, police say, Chavez pulled a gun and opened hearth, killing Lopez and Ronquillo.
On the time of the capturing, Chavez was wished for failing to report back to pretrial providers after he was charged with receiving or transferring a stolen motorized vehicle and possession of a managed substance in November.
Chavez was beforehand charged with shoplifting, trafficking a managed substance and breaking and coming into.
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(Albuquerque Journal – Jan 22, 2019)
James Alex Chavez was loitering at a 24-hour Circle Ok fuel station and inflicting issues early within the morning of Jan. 14 when the assistant supervisor’s brother and his good friend dropped by.
Jesús Lopez and James Ronquillo had stopped on the retailer at Menaul and College NE to choose up cigarettes and go to Lopez’s brother, Joseph Romero, the assistant supervisor.
The 2 males had been serving to Romero escort Chavez off the property when, police say, Chavez pulled a gun and opened hearth, killing Lopez and Ronquillo.
Chavez, 32, is charged with two counts of homicide.
Albuquerque Police Division murder detectives had been nonetheless in search of him Tuesday night. He’s often known as “Johnny Chavez.”
“James Chavez ought to be thought of armed and harmful,” APD spokesman Gilbert Gallegos mentioned.
The lethal incident unfolded shortly earlier than 2 a.m. on Jan. 14, proper after 27-year-old Lopez had picked up Ronquillo, 24, from his job as a truck driver within the space.