ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A scary night for a New Mexico man relaxing on his porch. A Cadillac rolled by, and someone started shooting. The homeowner’s Ring video captured it all.
A Roswell man rushed to take cover as shots ring out from the street in front of his home late Sunday night. Axel said he was sitting on his porch after a trip to Wal-Mart with his family. “Since my mother-in-law lives five houses north from my house on the same street in Missouri, I was just making sure she got home safe,” said Axel.
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He went to check in on his family once he saw the older brown Cadillac take off down the street. “I got worried because the way I heard it, it felt like it was in the back of my house like in the alley. I got sacred because my wife and 3-year-old son were in the kitchen,” said Axel.
A police officer happened to be a block away and heard the gunshots. He flagged down the officer who then tracked down the car a few minutes later.
Police arrested 25-year-old Mario Vigil, who was a passenger in the Cadillac for the shooting. Police say he was very drunk. The driver told police Vigil just started firing the gun in the air for no reason.