ExGOP candidate arrested in shootings at lawmakers homes
- More than a dozen rounds were fired at her home, police said.The final related shooting, targeting state Sen. Linda Lopez’s home, unfolded in the midnight hour of Jan. 3.
- Garcia won by 48 percentage points, or roughly 3,600 votes.After the election, police said, Pena showed up uninvited at the elected officials’ homes with what he claimed were documents proving he had won his race.
- In Albuquerque, law enforcement has struggled to address back-to-back years of record homicides and persistent gun violence.The shootings began Dec. 4, when eight rounds were fired at the home of Bernalillo County Commissioner Adriann Barboa.
- The shootings began shortly after those conversations.“This type of radicalism is a threat to our nation and has made its way to our doorstep right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” Mayor Tim Keller said.
- Police on Monday said the shootings do not appear to be connected.The New Mexico Republican Party condemned Pena in a statement Monday night.
- Days later, state Rep. Javier Martinez’s home was targeted, followed by a Dec. 11 shooting at the home of Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley.
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