APD arrests 17-year-old in deadly Central shooting

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Police have arrested a 17-year-old they say killed a man because he tried to stop the teen from beating a woman.

Police say Donovin Santiago shot and killed Leopoldo Jaquez outside of the Papa John’s restaurant near Central and Yale Friday. According to witnesses, Santiago was abusing his girlfriend when Jaquez told Santiago, “If you want to hit on someone, why don’t you hit me?”

That’s when police say the teen pulled out a gun and shot him. Wednesday in court, prosecutors filed a motion asking he be held until trial.

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