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Teenager Allegedly Fatally Shot Man Who Was Drinking, Making Threats Outside New Mexico Home

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Source: Roswell Police Department; UNSPLASH

Dec. 13 2022, Published 3:22 p.m. ET

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A teenager in New Mexico who was just hours earlier released from jail allegedly shot and killed a man, authorities said.

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Angel Gonzalez, 17, of Roswell, was arrested on Dec. 10 and charged with second-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and unlawful possession of a handgun, KRQE reported.

Around 8:30 the prior evening, officers with the Roswell Police Department responding to a shooting report found Angel Brouillette, 27, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

According to KRQE, police believe Brouillette was drinking and approached Gonzalez and his 14-year-old brother outside a home.

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Brouillette threatened the siblings, so Gonzalez, allegedly armed with a shotgun and handgun, got the man to leave the home’s yard, and the 14-year-old boy went inside, police said.

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Brouillette, however, made more threats from the street, so Gonzalez allegedly fired once from the handgun, fatally striking Brouillette in the head, according to authorities.

Gonzalez tossed the weapon and fled the scene, police said, but he was detained the next afternoon when he returned to the home.

Detectives investigating the incident took Gonzalez into the station for questioning, and he was arrested and transported to a juvenile facility.

He faces charges of second-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and unlawful possession of a handgun.


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