Video released of double murderer on the run, caught in CO


An Albuquerque man had just killed a mother and her daughter before making a run to Colorado, when he met his end outside a Walmart.

Morgan County deputies released information on how it all unfolded. A warning, the video is violent and jarring.

Albuquerque police say the killer headed for Colorado threatening to murder more family members. Deputies near Denver made sure he couldn’t.

“We have the suspect approaching his vehicle right now,” said Morgan County deputies the morning of May 24th when they located the double murderer in a Walmart parking lot. “I’m ready to move.”

Officers were on the lookout for Dustin Montano, who was driving a stolen red Jetta. The 31-year-old was on the run after stabbing his aunt Deborah and her daughter Irisa to death the night before in Albuquerque.

Police believe he killed the two after they wouldn’t let him deal marijuana out of their apartment.

“They’re just beautiful people that love life,” said Ramona Montano, Dustin’s aunt.

After pinging Montano’s cell phone to a Wal-mart parking lot about forty miles outside of Denver, deputies located the unoccupied car and waited to make their move.

Deputies commanded, “Police officer! Don’t move! Don’t move! Please don’t move!”

Despite commands to stay still and show his hands, Montano shut the door before stepping out with what the deputies believed to be a gun in his hand.

Deputies say when Montano was on the ground he yelled, ‘why don’t you just shoot me in the head’ and ‘just kill me’.

“Shots fired, shots fired! We’re gonna need an ambulance,” deputies shouted.

Montano was shot seven times. He died the next day. The Morgan County District Attorney’s Office ruled the use of deadly force as justified.

The object in Montano’s hand when he got out of the car was a small folding knife with an open blade. They believe it was the same knife he used to kill his aunt and cousin in Albuquerque the day before.

Deputies also discovered texts on Montano’s phone where he admitted to killing the women, including pictures of their bodies. 

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