Man charged in connection to fatal shooting at Ohkay Owingeh

New Mexico

KRQE News 13 has learned a homicide at a travel center outside of Espanola was a case of road rage.

It happened Saturday on the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. The victim’s 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter were in the car when it happened. 

Witnesses say the kids’ dad was in an altercation with another driver. 

They ended up at the Ohkay Owingeh travel center where witnesses saw the man get out of his truck with a baton. 

When he walked up to the other car, he was shot and killed. 

Dennis Velasquez of Gallina, 25, was arrested for murder. 

He does not appear to have a criminal past. 

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