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New Mexico man said he was 'having a bad day' so he shot and killed roommate, cops say

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Source: Sandoval County Detention Center, Mega

Nov. 2 2021, Published 2:23 p.m. ET

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A New Mexico man told police he was “having a bad day,” and he shot his roommate, authorities said. Now, he faces a murder charge.

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Around 6 p.m. on Oct. 30, police said an officer was dispatched to a home in Corrales, New Mexico, regarding a fight in progress.

According to the 911 caller, they were previously contacted by 60-year-old Joel Ray, who described a fight where he shot 46-year-old Spencer Komadina.

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The 911 caller then gave police Ray’s number. Police called Ray, who said, “I’m having a bad day, I shot my roommate,” KOB4 reported.

Police told Ray to walk down the street, where police detained him, officials said.

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Officials checked the home and found a silver handgun, two handgun magazines, three casings and suspected bloodstains near Komadina. The victim was found with no pulse, according to authorities.

Ray was arrested and booked into the Sandoval County Detention Center on a charge of first-degree murder, police said.

Komadina was the son of former state senator Steve Komadina, who served New Mexico State Senate from Sandoval County between 2001 to 2008, KOB4 reported.


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