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APD arrests suspect in overnight homicide

APD arrests suspect in overnight homicide.

Sunday, 3/6/22

ALBUQUERQUE – Homicide detectives today arrested David Padilla and charged him for the overnight shooting death of Devlin Rubi in Northeast Albuquerque.


Witnesses told detectives that Padilla, 43, and Rubi, 23, were involved in a confrontation Saturday night. The confrontation spilled out to the driveway where multiple gunshots were heard.


Padilla later admitted to detectives that he shot Rubi multiple times as Rubi attempted to back a vehicle out of the driveway at 8009 Krim Dr. N.E. Padilla was also shot in the leg during the exchange of gunfire.


Detectives located Ring doorbell camera footage of the shooting which shows a portion of the shooting and the shooter stating, "How do you like that fucker!" just after shots are fired. Witnesses of the shooting stating a male, later identified as Padilla, walked away from Devlin's vehicle with a significant limp after the shooting.


Padilla was transported from UNMH to the Main Police Station where he was interviewed by detectives. Padilla provided a statement that indicated he was shot by Rubi. Padilla said Rubi dropped his handgun, and Padilla picked it up and shot Rubi several times.


Padilla will be booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center and charged with an open count of Murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.