ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man has been arrested and charged with murder after a shooting in a South Valley neighborhood Monday morning. Joseph Gonzales, 44, is facing an open count of murder after an alleged argument with a driver.

The shooting happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday in the 1600 block of Val Verde Drive SW. That’s south of Blake Road and west of Isleta Boulevard. Deputies say Gonzales initiated the 911 call. Court documents indicate Gonzales lives in a home in the neighborhood.

According to a criminal complaint, responding deputies arrived at the scene finding a man on the ground with “no signs of life,” near a red pickup truck. Responding deputies also made contact with Gonzales at the scene, who was said to be armed with a handgun. Gonzales was detained.

Investigators say “Joseph made statements about the male driving at a high rate of speed.” According to a news release from BCSO, Gonzales told the driver to slow down, which was followed by a “verbal argument.”

Gonzales is said to have told investigators that he “fired his gun as a warning.” As the male victim was “retreating” to his car, BCSO investigators say Gonzales fired his gun, which hit the male victim.

After obtaining surveillance video of the shooting, BCSO arrested and charges Gonzales. Surveillance video allegedly shows Gonzales firing as many as four shots in the course of the event.

According to investigators, Gonzales claimed he was “in fear the male may have had a firearm in his vehicle.” A criminal complaint indicates that the victim had “two defects on his back and one to his chest which were consistent with gunshot wounds.” The criminal complaint also states the victim was not found to have any weapons in his possession.