APD arrests 14-year-old for murder near West Mesa High School

APD arrests 14-year-old for murder near West Mesa High School

Feb. 26, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – APD detectives located and arrested 14-year-old Marcos Trejo for Friday’s murder of Andrew Burson near West Mesa High School.


Homicide detectives identified Trejo as the individual who fatally shot Burson outside the school. Both Trejo and Burson, 16, were students at West Mesa.


Detectives learned through investigation that Trejo and Burson knew each other from school, and Burson had accused Trejo of stealing his gun, which was described as a “ghost gun” or “Glock replica” purchased over the Internet.


Shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday, Burson approached Trejo who was walking with a friend on 64th St. N.W., just east of West Mesa High School. Burson exited his vehicle and demanded that Trejo give him “his shit” back. Burson pressed Trejo against a fence and again demanded that Trejo give him “his shit” back. Trejo was able to get away and ran southbound on 64th St. Burson started to run after Trejo when Trejo produced a handgun and fired 5-6 rounds at Burson. Burson was struck several times by gunfire. He died at the scene as a result of his wounds.


Detectives apprehended Trejo at a West Side home Friday evening and executed several search warrants. Trejo was booked overnight into the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center. He is charged with an open count of murder and tampering with evidence.


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