Police arrest suspect in South Valley shooting

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police have arrested the man they say shot and killed another man in the South Valley on Monday.

Dominic Sanchez

Dominic Sanchez, 32, is accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, Mario Estrada.

It happened near the intersection of Gatewood and Bridge in front of the girlfriend and a number of other witnesses driving and working in the area.

They say Sanchez got out of the car and started shooting at Estrada while he was still in his car. Estrada tried to hide, but was unsuccessful.

Sanchez fled after the shooting, but according to his mother, Sanchez called her shortly afterward and confessed to the murder.

Police arrested Sanchez after 10 p.m. Monday.

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