ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico– On Tuesday in southeastern Albuquerque, a chaotic scene unfolded.
One person was sent to the hospital, and a suspect believed to be involved in Jada Gonzales’ murder was arrested. Isaiah Espinosa, a 16-year-old, was charged by the police in March for shooting and killing Jada Gonzales.
The tragic incident occurred at a party on the West Side in December 2022.
Around 5:19 p.m. Tuesday, detectives tracked down Espinosa to a vehicle near Silver Avenue and Adams Street. They say Espinosa was in the vehicle with three other people, who then all allegedly ran away as detectives approached them.
Then, investigators say a detective saw one of the young men holding a handgun and reportedly shot him.
Detectives gave aid to the young man before rescue crews took them to the hospital. He is in critical but stable condition.
The police detained three other individuals, including Espinosa, in relation to the incident. Espinosa, who is facing a murder charge, will be booked into the Bernalillo County juvenile jail.