ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Local authorities are searching for a man. They said he’s a suspect in a woman’s death.
Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers responded to a home in the 200 block of San Clemente Ave NW around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. A man thought to be Julius Falero, 20, was allegedly holding his ex-girlfriend there against her will.
There was a gunshot, and officers found a dead woman with a gunshot wound. On June 6, police released the name of the victim: 19-year-old Jazmin Lerma.
Falero fled from the scene, officials said, and homicide detectives are investigating. APD originally claimed the man shot at officers, but they later said the gunfire was not toward law enforcement.
As of 2:45 p.m., Falero has not been arrested or found. He’s described as 5’8″ and 125 lbs with dark hair and complexion. He was seen with a doo rag, no shirt, and grey sweatpants.
Falero has a felony warrant out for shooting someone in 2022. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, know anything about his whereabouts, or have any more information, call police at 505-242-COPS or Metro Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP.