ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police have arrested a second man for a New Year’s Day murder at a party that was sparked by a fight over beer pong.
Luis Delgado was arrested Friday and is now facing murder, aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence and conspiracy charges.
It happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 in a neighborhood near Central and Coors. According to a criminal complaint, Nathan Ware got into a dispute with a Joray Chavez and Robert McCoy about money and whose turn it was to play next in a game of beer pong.
Ware left, but police say he came back later and entered the home with two men. The group opened fire, killing Chavez and seriously hurting McCoy, and then took off. Ware was arrested the same day after he was identified by several people at the party, but refused to tell investigators who was with him when the shooting happened.
However, according to a criminal complaint, Ware’s cell phone records showed Ware contacting Delgado. Police say Delgado admitted he accompanied Ware into the party but denied he shot anyone.
Delgado was arrested and booked into jail. Delgado’s being held without bond because he’s on probation for a kidnapping case and the judge is keeping that no bond hold in place.
“The nature of these offenses and your prior convictions and the fact that you’re on a hold demonstrate that you are a significant threat to the safety of the public,” said Metro Court Judge Chris Schultz.
It’s unclear from the criminal complaint if police have identified the third man who was allegedly with Ware and Delgado that night.
Meanwhile, Ware is scheduled to go on trial in December right now.