APD stated Marcos Barela, 13, turned himself in to police on Wednesday after a fatal shooting on Monday.
Authorities said, on Monday, Wilson was looking for her stolen vehicle when she tracked it to an area near Central and Coors. She allegedly tried to confront the teens she found with her stolen vehicle when she was shot and killed.
Barela was taken to the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center for an open count of murder, tampering with evidence, and unlawful handgun possession.
The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office issued a statement about Barela’s custody status. See it below.
We are outraged. The investigation shows an 8th grader with a gun, goes on a joyride with his buddies, then ends up shooting and killing a 23-year-old woman because she asked what they were doing in her stolen car. You bet we’re going to try and keep this teen in custody.
We are also going to look into how a 13-year-old got ahold of the gun used in his horrific crime.District Attorney Sam Bregman