ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department has identified a suspect in the shooting at Ojos Locos Sports Cantina. An arrest warrant has been issued for 22-year-old Javier Vargas Vasquez.
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According to witnesses, Vasquez got into an argument with 30-year-old Lawrence Anzures and some other men inside the cantina in Uptown last week when drinks were delivered to the wrong table and Vasquez took a shot that didn’t belong to him.
Witnesses say when Vasquez tried to leave Anzures and another man followed him and started beating him. That’s when they say Vasquez pulled out a gun and started shooting killing Anzures and injuring several others including bystanders.
APD says Vasquez was a regular at the bar and was identified by several witnesses.