APD: 2 men charged in shooting across from Manzano High School

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say it was a drug deal gone wrong that turned into a shooting across the street from Manzano High School on Monday.

Court documents say 19-year-old Brandon Gutierrez went to buy marijuana in the parking lot of an apartment complex across the street and planned to rob the dealer. In his car with him were a friend, his girlfriend and her 2-year-old son.

However, the deal ended with the dealer chasing and crashing into them, and one of his passengers shooting at them. The group eventually crashed at nearby Tomasita Elementary School. No one was shot, but bullets did shatter the windows, injuring the child.

The gunman is identified as 18-year-old Julian Madrid. Both he and Gutierrez are facing charges that include child abuse.

An image taken across the street from Manzano High School shows a car with a broken headlight along with an APD Crime Scene Investigations vehicle. (KRQE Kenneth McGlothin)

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