ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Stephanie Anderson, 34, was shot and killed while working at anAlbuquerque Denny's on Saturday, and now two of the four suspectsare behind bars.
Police are still searching for the other two suspects. Policeannounced late Monday afternoon that Francisco Melgar, 25, from ElSalvador is the third suspect in the shooting.
The two suspects in custody are Marvin Aguilar-Lopez, 22, andPablo Ortiz, 32.
Ortiz was arrested at a phone booth shortly after the crime.Aguilar-Lopez was taken into custody at the Vista mobile home parkin a car that matched the description of the getaway vehicle.
Both made their first appearances in Albuquerque's metropolitancourt on Monday. Each faced a number of charges, including an opencount of murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and child abuse.
The judge ordered that both men be held without bond.
"In reading this complaint, I find the charges horrific, I feelthat they will be a continuing danger to the community they are aflight risk, I am going to continue with the hold Judge Murdockset," Judge Rachel Al-Yasi said.
It was a sad scene at the Denny's restaurant Monday, wherekitchen worker Stephanie Anderson, 34, was killed days earlier.Anderson worked in the kitchen as a cook or a cook's assistant.
A makeshift memorial has been set up in front of the restaurant,expressing the sentiment "Stephanie, you will be missed."
Nila Garcia didn’t know Anderson, but dropped off a crossand said her prayers are with the victim's family.
"What her last moments were, you know, her thoughts her family,especially not knowing that the door was, someone was going to becoming to their door, and they didn't even know that their childwas gone," Garcia said.
Police still don't know if her shooting was deliberate oraccidental because of conflicting witness statements.
The Denny's restaurant remains closed, and a spokesperson withtheir corporate office said the company is deciding whether or notto reopen the restaurant.
Police are asking anyone who sees or knows any informationabout Franciso Melgar to call 1-877-SOLV-APD.
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