ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Police say the man suspected in the shooting of a 2-year-old girl in southeast Albuquerque on Wednesday is now in custody, along with two other people suspected in the case.
Ryan Begay, who is suspected of emptying his gun in the direction of the girl's uncle after a dispute, turned himself in Thursday, along with Sabra Montoya, police said.
Samantha Montoya, 20, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting and faces several charges.
The shooting happened shortly before noon Wednesday at an apartment complex near Zuni Road and San Pablo Street in northeast Albuquerque.
According to a criminal complaint, as Sabra Montoya drove away, Begay emptied his gun in the direction of the uncle.
The uncle told police he could feel bullets flying past him. One of those bullets struck the toddler in the leg and she was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital.
Samantha Montoya was a passenger in the car. This afternoon, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Judge Henry Alaniz set her bond at $15,000.
The grandmother of the toddler, who happens to be the aunt of Samantha Montoya, showed up in court to support her granddaughter. She said she doesn't blame Samantha Montoya in the shooting.
Samantha Montoya faces 22 counts, including multiple counts of child abuse because other children were in the area.
Police said Sabra Montoya and Begay will be interviewed and booked in the shooting. Family members of the toddler said she was expected to be released Thursday afternoon from the hospital.
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